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PUBLICATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON HISTORY 

AND TRADITION OF THE COLONIAL DAMES 

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MINUTES OF THE 
ORPHANMASTERS COURT 

OF 

NEW AMSTERDAM 
1655^X663 

MINUTES OF THE 

EXECUTIVE BOARDS OF THE BURGOMAS- 
TERS OF NEW AMSTERDAM 

AND 






THE RECORDS OF WALEWYN VAN DER <Jc^}>^^^ 
VEEN, NOTARY PUBLIC 
1662*1664 



Translated and Edited under the Auspices of the 
Committee on History and Tradition of the 

Colonial Dames of the State of New York 



BY 

BERTHOLD FERNOW 

Late Archivist of the State of New York, Honorary resp. Corresponding 

Member of the Historical Societies of New York, New Jersey, 

Teiinsylvania, Virginia, etc., etc., etc. 



NEW YORK 

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THE COMMITTEE ON 
HISTORY AND TRADITION 



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MRS. WILMOT TOWNSEND COX, Chairman 

MRS. CHARLES STEBBINS FAIRCHILD 

MRS. ROBERT FANSHAWE BLOODGOOD 

MRS ALFRED CORNELIUS ROWLAND 

MRS CHARLES F. OSTRANDER 

MRS. WILLIAM GRAY PARK 

MRS HORACE DU VAL 

MRS. CHARLES PRICE BRITTON 

MRS KILIAEN VAN RENSSELAER 

MRS. FRANCIS B. AUSTIN 

MRS. BENJAMIN W. FRANKLIN 

MRS WILLIAM GORDON VER PLANCK 

MRS EDMUND MONROE SMITH 

MRS. CHARLES W. WHIPPLE 

MRS. HORATIO SEYMOUR 

MRS THOMAS NICKERSON, Jr. 

MRS. CHARLES LUDOVIC HACKSTAFF 



PREFACE. 



The rules and laws, governing the actions of the 
Burgomasters of New Amsterdam, are probably laid 
down in Rooscboom " Receuil Van Weeten en 
Kostumen der Staden Amsterdam, 1656" (Collection 
of Laws and Customs of the City of Amsterdam) 
and in the Schoitt Roll van Amsterdam, not printed. 
Of the first named the late Dr. E. B. O'Callafrhan 
(died 1880) had a copy, apparently the only one in 
the United States, and after his death it went into 
undiscoverable hands. Of the second the writer 
procured a copy from the city authorities of Amster- 
dam, when in charge of the manuscripts in the State 
Library at Albany, N. Y. ; he placed this copy with 
others procured by him in the State Library, but 
it cannot be found again. 

The text of the volume, now laid before the 
public, tells us, that considering the smallness of the 
place the duties of the Burgomasters were as diver- 
sified, as they are to-day, with the difference, that 
then their two worships had to do, what now the 
Mayor of New York mostly does by Commissions. 

The appearance in this volume of the records of 
Walewyn van der Veen, a Notary Public, requires 
an explanation. Under Roman Law and its modifi- 



vi Preface. 

cations in most countries of continental Europe, the 

Notary Public is a high official of the courts of law, 

who goes very nearly through the same course of 

legal studies as would be required of a judge, and 

most of the Universities have in their Faculty of 

Law a chair for Notarial duties; a document, sworn 

to before a Notary, needs not be verified by any 

court ; a last will and testament, drawn up, signed 

and witnessed before and by a Notary, if left with 

him, needs no action by a Surrogate (except it be 

contested). In France and other countries, where 

the Roman Law has been modified by the Code 

Napoleon, the office and good will of a Notary can 

be purchased ; in Germany the Crown rewards 

eminent lawyers with the right to act as Notaries 

Public. 

B. Fernow. 



MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE BOARDS OF THE 
CITY OF NEW AMSTERDAM 

1661-1664. 



Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
Worshipful Burgomasters of this City with the 
knovvledee of the Director General and Council of 
New Netherland cede, convey and grant to Sybout 
Clasen, Burgher etc., a lot on the Southside of 
Hoogh (Stone) Street, bounded West by the house 
and lot of Rem Jansen, the smith, East and South 
by the lot behind the City Hall, North by said street, 
wide in front on the street and rear 20 feet wood- 
measure, long on the East and West 4of. same 
measure, all free and unencumbered and said Burgo- 
masters acknowledge to have fully been paid on be- 
half of the City by said Sybout Clasen, with the con- 
veyance of a lot outside of the Landgate, they there- 
fore desist etc. etc. etc. November ^, 1664. 

TiMOTHEUs Gabry Corn. Steenwyck 

ISAACK GrEVENRAAT P. L. VAN DE GrIFT 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Sybout 
Clasen, Burgher etc., declared that by virtue of a 
patent of May 15, 1647, he cedes, conveys and 
grants to the Worshipful Burgomasters for the be- 



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hoof of this City a lot outside of the Landgate, wide 
in front along the highway (Broadway) 4 rods, run- 
ning in length to the fence of Jan Damen, also 4r. in 
the rear, as stated in said patent, all free and unen- 
cumbered, for which lot grantor acknowledges to 
have been paid by the conveyance of a lot behind the 
City Hall etc. etc. etc. November |4j 1664. 

TiMOTHEus Gabry Sibout Clasen 

ISAACK GrEVENRAAT 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
Worshipful Burgomasters of this City cede, convey 
and grant to Pieter Wolfertsen van Couvenhoven, 
late Schepen, a lot on the Westside of the Prince 
Graft (Broad str.) bounded South by a street, West 
by the lot of the Hon^'^ Petrus Stuyvesant, late Di- 
rector General of New Netherland, North by the lot 
of Domine Samuel Drisius, preacher here, East by 
said Graft, wide in front on the Graft or Eastside 
and in the rear or West 60 feet woodmeasure, long on 
the North and South sides loof. same measure, all free 
and unencumbered etc. etc. etc. November^, 1664. 
TiMOTHEus Gabry Corn. Steenwyck 

Isaack Grevenraat p. L. van de Grift 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
Hon^^^ Nicolaas de Meyer, Schepen of this City, as 
attorney for Teunis Cornelissen Slingerlant, declared 
that by virtue of a deed of June 5, 1662, he cedes, 
conveys and crrants to Sieur Antony de Milt, Bur- 
gher etc., said Slingerlant's house and lot on the East- 



of the City of New Amsterdam. ^ 

side of the Marketfield (Whitehall Str.), bounded 
South by the house and lot, where now lives the 
Hon^'® Allard Anthony, late Burgomaster and now 
Orphanmaster of this City, East by the lot of Claas 
van Elslandt, the elder, North by the Beavers Graft 
(Beaver Str.), West by said Marketfield, wide in front 
or in the West 20 feet and running in that width 
back to the line of said Claas van Elslandt, all free and 
unencumbered etc. etc. etc. November 21. 1664, O, S. 
TiMOTHEUS Gabry Nicolaes de Meyer 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy Jan Meindersen from Jeveren, Burgher etc., 
declared that by virtue of a deed of June 18, 1664 
(supra p. 147),* he cedes, conveys and grants to Sieur 
Arent Jansen Moesman a house and lot on the West- 
side of the Heere Straat (Broadway), bounded 
North by the house and lot of Cornells Pluyvier, 
South by the garden, formerly belonging to the W. 
I. Company, according to said deed on the street or 
Eastside wide 4 rods 7in., on the West 4r., long on 
the North as well as Southside yr. 6f. 4in., all free 
and unencumbered etc., for which property said Jan 
Meindersen acknowledges to have fully been paid 
by said Arent Jansen Moesman with the quantity of 
26 whole beavers, therefore he desists etc. etc. etc. 
November 7, 1664. 

Timotheus Gabry Jan Meindersen 

Nicholaes de Meyer 

* Of Vol. VI, Records of New Amsterdam, published by the City of 
N. Y., 1897. 



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Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy Arent Evers* Molenaar, late Schoolmaster, 
Precentor and Comforter of the Sick at New Amstel, 
declared that with the knowledge of his father Evert 
Pietersen he cedes, conveys and grants to Sieur 
Jacques Couseau, late Schepen of this City, his right, 
title and claim in and to the monthly salary and board 
wages, due him from the Worshipful Burgomasters 
of the City of Amsterdam in Europe according to 
letters and documents, herewith delivered to said 
Cousseau and said Arent Evers acknowledoes to 
have fully been paid by said Sieur Cousseau, there- 
fore he desists from all further claims hereby and 
gives to said Cousseau actual and real possession 
thereof, so that he may do therewith tanquam pro- 
curationem in rem propriam etc. etc. etc. Decem- 
ber if, 1664. 

TiMOTHEus Gabry Arent Everts Molenaer 

NicoLAES D. Meyer 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy Pieter Stoutenburgh, Burgher and inhabitant 
of this City, declared that by virtue of a deed of 
February 8, 1656, he cedes, conveys and grants to 
Tomas Major, also Burgher etc., a house and lot 
on the Eastside of the Heere Straat (Broadway), 
bounded North by the house and lot of Abraham 
Pietersen Molenaar (miller), South by the lot of Jan 
Jansen Brestee and according to said deed on the 

* Keteltas. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 5 

said street or Westside 2 rods wide, in the rear or 
on the Eastside ir. qL 2in., on the Southside along 
said Jan Jansen van Breste 5r. 4f. 3in., on the North 
6r. 7f. 2in., all free and unencumbered, according to 
bill of sale, made before Secretary Joannes Nevius 
and witnesses November 29, 1663, etc. etc. etc. 
December \%, 1664. 

NicoLAES d Meyer Pieter Stoutenburch 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Arent 
Lauwrenzen of the Village of Bergen declared, that 
that by virtue of a patent of May 10, 1662, he cedes, 
conveys and grants to Adam Onckelbagh, Burgher 
and inhabitant of this City, a house and lot on the 
Westside of the Smee (William) Street bounded 
North by the house and lot of Andries Andriessen, 
South by the house and lot of Tomas Verdon, wide 
on the Eastside 30 feet woodmeasure, on the West 
33f., on the Southside 83f., on the North 88f., all 
free and unencumbered etc. etc. etc. January 31, 
1664 O. S. 

TiMOTHEus Gabry Arent Lourens 

Nicolaes d Meyer 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Sieur 
Hendrick Jansen van der Vin, late Schepen of this 
City, declared that by virtue of a deed of February 
14, 1658, he cedes, conveys and grants to the Hon^^® 
Oloff Stevensen van Cortlant, Burgomaster of this 
City, a house and lot on the Northside of the 



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Waal (East River, now Pearl Str.), bounded West 
by the Heere Graft (Broad Str.), North by the house 
and lot of Cornells Meleyn, East by the house and 
lot of Sybout Clasen, South by said Waal and ac- 
cording to said deed in front on the street or South- 
side 1 8 feet wide and 6of. deep, all free and unen- 
cumbered etc. etc. etc. February 24, 1664, O. S. 

Johannes de Peyster Hend. J. van der Vin 

Jacob Kip 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
Hon^^^ Oloff Stevensen van Cortlant, Burgomaster 
of this City, declared that by virtue of a deed of 
October 31, 1664, O. S. (supra p. 152) he cedes, con- 
veys and grants to Sieur Hendrick Jansen van der 
Vin a house and lot (for description see deed Vis to 
Burgher p. 185).* February 24, 1664, O. S. 
Johannes de Peyster O. Stevensen v. Cortlant 
Jacob Kip 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Sieur 
Jan Vinge, late Schepen of this City, and Pieter 
Stoutenburorh, as administrators of the estate, left 
by Raghel van Tienhoven dec'd., declare that by 
virtue of a patent of June 14, 1644, they cede, con- 
vey and grant to Huybert Hendricksen a lot in the 
Smits Valley (East River, now Pearl Str.), bounded 
North by a path going to the farm house of said 
Raghel van Tienhoven's heirs, South by the house 
and lot of Pieter Lauvverensen, West by the lot of 

* In Vol. VI, Records of New Amsterdam, as above. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 7 

said heirs, East by the shore of the East River, wide 
and long as measured by the sworn Surveyor Jacques 
Corteljau, that is on the Southside 26 feet 2in. wood- 
measure, on the North 2 7f. 3in. same measure, on 
the East 15 rods, on the West \^x. lof., all free and 
unencumbered etc. etc. etc. May ||, 1665. 

TiMOTHEUS GaBRY J. ViNGE 

PlETER StOUTENBURCH 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Sieur 
Jan Vinge, late Schepen of this City, and Pieter 
Stoutenburgh, as administrators of the estate, left by 
Raghel van Tienhoven dec'd., declared that by 
virtue of a patent of June 14, 1644, they cede, con- 
vey and grant to Joost Carelsen a lot in the Smits 
Valley (East River, now Pearl Str.), bounded North 
by the house and lot of Stoffel Elswaart ; South by 
the house and lot of Hendrick Lambertsen Mol, 
West by the lot of said Raghel van Tienhoven's heirs, 
East by the shore of the East River, and as measured 
by the sworn Surveyor Jacques Corteljau July 3, 
1660, 24 fee<", 6in,, woodmeasure, wide on the South 
and Northsides, on the Eastside 15 rods 8f. long, on 
the Westside I5r. 5f., all free and unencumbered 
etc. etc. etc. May \\, 1665. 

TiMOTHEUS GaBRY J. ViNGE 

Pieter Stoutenburgh 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Geertje 
Jans, widow of Reyer Stoffelsen dec'd., declared that 



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by virtue of a deed of September lo, 1655, she 
cedes, conveys and grants to their Worships, the 
Burgomasters of this City, for the behalf of the 
City, a lot outside of the Watergate (Pearl Str., 
corner of Wall), East of the North East Point* and 
as measured by the sworn Surveyor Jacques Cortel- 
jau 2 rods wide on the Southside, 2r. i2f. wood- 
measure on the North, yr. 7f. deep, all free and un- 
encumbered etc. etc, etc. March 7, 1665, O. S. 

This is the mark of 

Geertje .„J--** Jans, widow of Reyer 

TiMOTHEUS GaBRY I 

Johannes van Brugh Stoffelsen, made by herself 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., their 
Worships, the Burgomasters of this City declared, 
that with the knowledge of the late Hon'^'^ Director 
General and Council of New Netherland they cede, 
convey and grant to Geertje Jans, widow of Reyer 
Stoffelsen, a lot on the Southside of Hoogh (Stone) 
Street, bounded West by the lot of Sybout Clasen, 
East and South by the lot behind the City Hall, 
North by said street, measuring in front on the 
street and in the rear 20 feet woodmeasure, long on 
the East and West 4of. same measure, all free and 
unencumbered etc. etc. etc, March 7, 1665, O. S. 
TiMOTHEUS Gabry Corn. Steenwyck 

Johannes van Brugh O. Stevensen v. Cortlant 

* Probably the battery, erected there. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 9 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy AUertConinck, Burgher etc., declared that by 
virtue of a deed of April 25, 1663, (supra p. 135), he 
cedes, conveys and grants to Abraham Kermel, also 
Burgher etc., a house and lot on the Cingel (for 
description see the quoted deed). March 9, 1665, 
O. S. 

Johannes van Brugh Allert Coningh 

Johannes de Peyster 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the wor- 
thy Arien Huybertsen, Burgher etc., declared that by 
virtue of a deed of January 28, 1663, he cedes, con- 
veys and grants to Meindert Barentsen, also Burgher 
etc., a house and lot on the Northside of the Hoogh 
(Stone) Street, bounded West by the house and lot 
of Sieur Tielman van Vleeck, Schout of the Village 
of Bergen, East by the house and lot of Wessel 
Evertsen, North by the Slyck Steegh (South William 
Str.), South by Hoogh Street, and according to said 
deed in front on the street 18 feet 2in. woodmeasure 
wide, same width on the Northside, long on the 
West 8 rods gf., on the East gr. 2f., all free and un- 
encumbered etc. etc. etc. March 17, 1665, O. S. 
TiMOTHEUs Gabry Adriaen Huyberse Sterevelt 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., Mr. 
Tomas Wandel of Mispats Kil declared, that by 
virtue of a deed of March 28, 1658, he cedes, con- 
veys and grants to Jacob Teunissen, Burgher etc.. 



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a house and lot on the Northside of the Beaver 
Graft (Beaver Str.), bounded West by the house and 
lot of said Jacob Teunissen, North by the tan-yard 
of Coenraat ten Eyck, East by the lot of Touseun 
Bryel, South by said street, wide in front on the 
street or Southside 29 feet, on the Northside i^i., 
long on the East and West I42f. all woodmeasure, 
and all free and unencumbered etc. etc. etc. April 
27, 1665, O. S. 

Johannes de Peyster Thomas Wandell 

TiMOTHEUS GaBRY 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy Engelbert Steenhuysen, living in the Village 
of Bergen in this Province, declared that by virtue 
of a deed of March 10, 1663, he cedes, conveys and 
grants to Hendrick van Doesburgh, Burgher and 
inhabitant of this City, a house and lot on the North- 
side of the Slyck Steegh (South William Str.), 
bounded West by grantor's lot, North by the lot of 
Sieur Daniel Vervelen, East by the lot of Sieur 
Joannes Withart, South by said street, wide in front 
on the street or Southside 20 feet woodmeasure, on 
the North igf., long on the West and Eastsides gof., 
all free and unencumbered, etc. etc, etc. June 9, 1665, 
O. S. 

TiMOTHEUS Gabry Engelbert Steenhuys 

Johannes van Brugh 

Before us, the undersigned Schepens etc., the 
worthy Jan Joosten, Burgher etc., declared that by 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 1 1 

virtue of a deed of September 2, 1661, (supra p. 137- 
8), he cedes, conveys and grants to Jacob Teunissen 
Kay, a house and lot (for description see the quoted 
deed, Pieter Lucassen having become the neighbor 
on the East vice Nicolas Boot). June \%, 1665. 
Jacob Kip Jan Joosten 



THE RECORDS OF WALEWYN VAN DER 
VEEN, NOTARY PUBLIC. 



THE RECORDS OF WALEWYN VAN DER 
VEEN, NOTARY PUBLIC 

(In Vol. VI. Burgomasters & Schepens) 



Paper so broken, that from the first page It is only 
possible to gather, that Daniel Va. . . and Christoffel 
Hoogland appear to empower Nathaniel Green to 
collect some debts. Witnessed by Lauwerens van de 
Spighel and Jacobus van de Water on the 20^^. . . . 

Appeared * * * * (paper broken) * ^ * * the 
worthy Nathaniel (Green?), living at Boston * * * 
who declared, that he constitutes * * * Daniel van 
Donck and Cristoffel Hooghlandt, of this City mer- 
chants, to (sue) together or singly Jeems Mils or his 
attorney because of an attachment laid on his person, 
etc. etc. etc. Date gone. 

Lauwerens van de Spighel Nathaniel Green 
Jacobus van de Water 

Ouod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

On the . . . day of May (?), 1662, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public * * 
* * and before the belownamed witnesses Eghbert 
Beninck, a resident of this City, who acknowledged 

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to be indebted to Dirck Jansen from Oldenburgh for 
the sum of 420 fl., Holland currency, for goods and 
merchandize, by him bought and received : which 
said sum he promises to pay in letters of exchange 
in the Fatherland to the order of said Dirck Jansen 
and for this purpose proper exchange shall be sent 
home by the first ships, under the condition, that in 
case the drafts aforesaid should not be accepted or 
paid, he, Beninck, promises to pay here promptly 
and without delay to said Dirck Jansen or his order 
the sum of 1260 fl. in wampum for change and re- 
change with 10 per cent annual interest until actually 
paid, for which he, Beninck, engages his person and 
property, present and future, here, in the Fatherland 
or elsewhere, submitting to all laws and courts. 
Thus done and signed at Amsterdam aforesaid in 
the presence of Cornells van Langevelde and Jacobus 
van de Water called in as credible witnesses, who 
have also signed this record with me, the Notary. 

Egbert Beeninck 
CoRNELis VAN Langhevelde Ouod attestor 
J. VAN DE Water Wal. van der Veen, Not. publ. 

On the 20^^ ■«•*** appeared before me, Wal- 
ewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, *=:-•****** 
Fran9oys Gay, at present soldier in the (Company?) 
of the Hon^'^ Director General in the service of the 
Priv. W. I. Company, who declared to have consti- 
tuted and empowered hereby in the best and most 
legal form Jacques de Payean, to collect, in his, the 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 17 

principal's, name from their Worships, the Burgo- 
masters of Amsterdam in Holland, such sums of 
money, as are due him as pay for his service as sol- 
dier as aforesaid in their colony on the South River 
under the orders of Directors Jacob Alrichs and 
Alexander de Inyiese (d'Hinoyossa), according to 
the documentary proof thereof: he authorizes his 
attorney to give acquittance on receipt and to pro- 
tect against later demands and to do all that is neces- 
sary in such manner, as if he, the principal, were 
present, all cwn potcstate sicbstituendi {\\\i\\ the power 
of substituting another); promising to ratify, what 
his attorney or the substitute of the latter shall 
have done under his power. Thus done etc 
J. HuGUES Franc^ois Gay 

Bernard Stordeur Quod attestor 

Jan de Ruyter. Wal. van der Veen, Not. pub. 

On the i'^^^ of June 1662 appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, admitted by 
the Hon*"'^ Director General and Council and resid- 
ine at Amsterdam in New Netherland, and the 
below named witnesses the worthy Cornelis van 
(from) Langevelde,* Burgher and inhabitant here, 
to me well known, who declared to have sold to Jan 
Arcer, who also appeared and declared to have 
bought, his half of a yacht with all belonging to it, 
as she now lies in port here in the North River, (the 
other half belonging to Albert Albertsen), for ^15 

*A village in South Holland. 



1 8 Minutes of Exectitive Boards 

stg. payable in New England valuation; first loo lbs. 
of lead within one month and the balance between 
this date and next Christmas in Indian corn, wheat 
or pease at New England market price. The seller 
is to deliver to the purchaser the half of said yacht 
within a month from date, one to three days not 
counted, at Stamfort, the aforesaid Albert Albertsen 
being present and consenting to the delivery. For 
the carrying out of this sale the two parties engage 
their respective persons and goods, submitting them 
to all courts and laws. Thus done and sicrned at 
Amsterdam aforesaid in the presence of Gerret Ger- 
retsen and Jacobus van de Water, called in as credi- 
ble witnesses, who signed this record with the parties 
and me, the Notary. 

Gerret Gerretsen Cornelis van Langhevelde 

Jacobus van de Water Jan Arcer 

In witness Walewyn van der Veen, Not. publ. 

This day, the * * '^ * *^ appeared before me 
Walewyn van der Veen etc. etc. David Machor, 
a Jew, who at the request of * " * " * Lentfieldt 
declared, that in the beginning of the month of June, 
this year, he, being in the Village of Vlissing (Flush- 
ing on Long Island, [has heard], that said Lentfieldt 
was to receive from Willem Laurensen, Schout of 
said villaofe, some ankers of distilled waters and that 
Lentfieldt asked Willem Lourrens: "What shall I 
do about the duties on said waters?", whereupon 
Lourensen answered: "You need not trouble vour- 



of the City of New Ainsterdain. 19 

self about that, I shall attend to it." Herewith 
affiant closed his testimony, offering to confirm the 
same under oath, if required. Thus done and signed 
at Amsterdam in the presence of Tomas Lambersen 
and Pieter van de Water, called in as credible wit. 
nesses, who signed this record with the affiant and 
me, the Notary. 

Tomas Lambersen David Machoro 

Pieter van de Water Quod attestor 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. publ. 

In the Name of God! On the 21^* of August in 
the year 1662 after the birth of our Saviour Jesus 
Christusat about 9 o'.c' in the evening appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public etc. 
etc., the worthy Juriaen Blanck and the honest Tryn- 
tie Klaessen, husband and wife, to me well known, 
both in possession of their reason, memory and power 
of speech, as they proved to us, the Notary and wit- 
nesses. Considering the shortness of human life, 
the certainty of death and the uncertain hour thereof 
and wishing to anticipate it by proper provision, 
they declare, that well advisedly, without being mis- 
led or fraudently persuaded by anybody, after first 
recommending their souls to the merciful hands of 
Almighty God and their bodies to an honest burial, 
further revokin^r and herewith annullinor all former 
testaments or records of last will, by them hereto- 
fore made singly or together, not wishing that any- 
body may make use of such instrument, the same 



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with all its clauses, paragraphs and bequest, being 
hereby declared worthless, void and powerless, — 
they now come anew to dispose of the estate, given 
them by God, which they may leave behind. They 
testify, that they give to each other, out of their 
love as married people, all the proceeds and benefits 
from all property, which the first dying shall leave, 
owned apparently or really, while both are living, to 
be by the survivor used, enjoyed, owned and admin- 
istered during life or until remarriage: they wish, 
that the survivor may so use and enjoy the estate 
without being bound to give account or inventory to 
(their) children, born in this marriage or in a former, 
to any one next of kin nor to the Orphanmasters of 
this or any other place nor to any body else, much 
less to give bail, notwithstanding some laws or 
ordinances of the Orphans Court of this or another 
place may call for it, which in this case they do not 
want to be operative, as they mutually trust each 
other and are sure, that the survivor will not defraud 
his or her children, but rather give them all possible 
assistance: thus the survivor shall be bound honestly 
to bring up their children, clothe them, make them 
go to school, provide for all their needs, let them 
learn a trade or an art, by which they may earn their 
own living, educate them to be virtuous, teach them 
to know and fear God and to endow them, when 
they marry or arrive at some other approved con- 
dition, as the estate will allow in conscience and 
equity. The survivor shall, in doing so, have full 



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credit, without being compelled to render an ac- 
count or give inventory, adding what said children 
and the child of a former marriage have received for 
their education and as marriage portion to their 
legitimate share. And of what testators shall leave 
behind in real and personal property, shares and 
credits of whatever nature and wherever they may 
be, nothing excepted, they name and constitute as 
heirs, as they herewith do, the children of their mar- 
riage now living and whom by God's blessing they 
still may have, who shall be alive, when they, the 
testators die, also the son of the testatrix, Simon 
Barentsen, begotten in her former marriage with 
Barent Simonsen, who is to receive a just * * * 
share of his mother's property and if he dies tes- 
tators' child or children shall so inherit. 

But if the survivor of the testators should marry 
again, he or she shall be held, before such remarriage 
takes place, to give, before a Notary and witnesses 
without the Orphanmasters of this or any other place, 
to said child or children an account of one half of 
their fathers or mothers estate, as then in existence, 
which shall then be administered by the survivor 
and by guardians, to be appointed by the survivor 
without the Orphanmasters, for the benefit of said 
children, testators appointing to this end the survivor 
as principal guardian, giving such guardian general 
and special power to associate with him or herself 
fellow or testamentary guardians, as required by law 
and these shall have the power and are directed to 



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appoint other associate guardians in case of death, 
well advisedly excluding- the Orphanmasters of this 
or any other place, where they, testators, may die, 
not desiring that they shall in any way concern them- 
selves about the estate, much less have any manage- 
ment of or authority over their children's property 
and they herewith respectfully give their thanks to 
the Hon"^ Orphanmasters and absolve them from 
all troubles, any laws, statutes or ordinances of 
Orphans Courts of this and other places to the con- 
trary notwithstanding, the authority of which they 
herewith absolutely and advisedly deny. 

Further, if it should happen, that both testators 
were to die, before their aforesaid children are or are 
found to be in condition honestly to earn their 
living, they, the testators, will and expressly direct, 
that their aforesaid children shall receive sustenance 
out of the estate and property to be left by them, 
the testators, until the children all together and each 
singly, are able honestly to support themselves, with- 
out any deduction being made therefor from their 
deceased parents' estate. 

Testators further order all their said children and 
testatrix her son by her first marriage to observe and 
obey their wishes in all their form and tenour on 
pain, that whosoever directly or indirectly opposes 
or endeavours to oppose this testament in law or out 
of it shall lose whatever is given him here except the 
legal and legitimate share belonging to him, on 
condition that then the bringing up, and other 



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moneys, laid out for testatrix' son by her former 
marriage shall be paid from the estate and the 
obedient children are substituted for the contra- 
vener. 

After the preceding had clearly and distinctly been 
read to them the testators declared this to be their 
testament and last will, desiring that it may be con- 
sidered so or as codicill, donation among living or 
because of death and have effect as such, even if 
some legal solemnities were not herein fully observed 
and they requested me, the Notary, to give copies 
thereof under the conditions, of which they gave me 
an account. Thus done and executed in this City, 
at my, the Notary's, house in the presence of Pieter 
Jacobsen Marius and Jacobus van de Water, both 
neighbours called in by the testators as witnesses, 
who have signed this record with them and me on 
the day and year above written. 

Pieter Jacobsen Marius Juryan Blanck 

Jacobus van der Water 

This is the mark -» of Tryntje Klaessen 

II 

Wal. van der Veen,* Not. Pub. 

In the Name of God ! On the 23*^ of August in 
the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1662, about 10 
o.'c' p. m. appeared before me, Walewyn van der 

*The Veen is a fenn, but there is also a village of the name Veen in 
North Brabant. 



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Veen, Notary Public, etc. etc., the worthy Sieur 
Johannes van Brugh, and the honest Mrs. Catharina 
Roeloffs, husband and wife, to me well known, [almost 
literally the same as preceding, the names of the 
children not being given, except Catharine's children 
by her first marriage with Lucas Rodenburgh, to-wit 
Elizabeth and Lucretia.] 



To-day, the * * * of September 1662, appeared 
before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public 
etc., Sieur Anthony van (from) Aelst,* merchant, 
now about to sail for the Fatherland, who declared, 
that by virtue of a power of attorney, executed by 
Sieur Willem Hartoch, merchant at Amsterdam in 
Holland, as heir of his deceased brother Harmanus 
Hertoch before Notary Jan Quirynen and witnesses 
on the 10'^'' of May 1661, containing a clause of sub- 
stitution, and shown to us, the Notary and witnesses, 
he substitutes and empowers in his place Tomas 
Lambertsen, Burgher and inhabitant here, to demand 
and receive in the name and for the behoof of his 
constituent as aforesaid from each debtor in New 
Netherland and elsewhere In this part of the world 
what he owes to said Harmanus Hartoch according 
to the respective accounts, — to give acquittance for 
what he receives and ofuarantee against a further 
demand, to sue before all Courts, to hear sentence, 

* A village in the Province of Limburg and another in Zeeland. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 25 

to call for its execution and to do all that is required 
according to aforesaid power of attorney, as if he, 
van Aelst, were present and would do it, promising 
at all times to ratify what said substitute shall have 
done by virtue of this power, provided that said sub- 
stitute, when called upon, shall be held to give a 
proper account of his actions and receipts. Thus 
done etc etc etc. 

SVBRANT JaNSEN AnTHONY VAN AeLST 

Jacobus van de Water Ouod attestor 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
etc. etc. appeared Cornells van Langevelde, Burgher 
and inhabitant of this City, to me, the Notary, well 
known, who as husband and guardian of his wife 
Maritie Jans, daughter and heiress of Jan Cornelissen 
from Rotterdam dec'd., also called Joncker and mur- 
dered by the Indians here in the year 1643, — declared 
that he constitutes and appoints in the most binding 
legal manner Sieur Andries Jeremiassen Spieringh, 
merchant, now about to sail for Holland, as his 
attorney, to demand and receive in his, the con- 
stituents name, as aforesaid, from Cornelis Pieter 
Willemsen, living in the Village of Goudneer(?),* 
near Tienhoove in the Alblasser Waert, and from 
Grietie Adriaens, widow of Adriaen Cornelissen 

* This name is very indistinctly written in the original and probably 
is meant for Goudriaan, a village in the Province of Utrecht, District 
of Alblas or Alblasser Waart. 



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Joncker, living near Jochum in the neighbourhood, 
called the Haes, respectively brother-in-law and 
brother's widow of the aforesaid Jan Cornelissen from 
Rotterdam, wherever they now may be living, all 
such moneys, capital and interest, as are due to con- 
stituent's wife for a third share of the inheritance 
from her aforesaid father, remainino- in the charge of 
her above named uncle and aunt according to returns 
thereof. Said attorney is empowered to give acquit- 
tance for what he receives etc. etc. etc cum potes- 
tate substittiendi. Thus done etc. September 4, 
1662. 

Jacobus van de Water Cornelis van Langevelde 
Claes van Elslant Quod attestor — 

Wal. van der Veen. 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Not. Publ., 
etc. etc., appeared Jochim Wesselsen, baker, living 
in the Village of Beverwyck, to me, the Notary, well 
known, who declared that he hereby authorizes and 
empowers in the most binding legal manner the 
worthy Hendrick Willemsen and Juriaen Blanck^ 
both inhabitants of this City, and each of them 
singly, to prosecute his case against Tomas Jansen, 
now before the Worshipful Court of this City, con- 
cerning the pretended purchase of a house, either as 
plaintiffs or defendants, to produce proof by wit- 
nesses, to contest testimony, to ask for justice and 
judgment, to try to have the same executed or to 
appeal from the same, if they are so advised and 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 27 

generally to do in this case, as constituent himself 
would do, if present, etc. etc. etc. Thus done etc 
September 13, 1662. 

CORNELIS VAN LaNGEVELDE JoCHEM BaKER 

Jacobus van de Water 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the \^^^ of September 1662, appeared 
before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
etc., Ariaen Simonsen, about to sail for Holland, 
who declared to be truly indebted to Sieur Jeronimus 
Ebbinck, late Schepen of this City, in the sum of 50 
fl., Holland currency, for merchandize by him re- 
ceived, which said sum of 50 fl. in specie said Ariaen 
Simonsen promises to pay to said Ebbinck or his 
order upon his arrival in Holland without delay, 
binding herewith his person and property, present 
and future, placing the same at the disposal of all 
laws and judges for the return of said sum without 
expense. Thus done etc 

Jacobus van de Water Aryan Symensen 

Louwerens van de Spighel 

Wal. van der Veen, N. P. 

To-day, the 14''^ of October, 1662, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Tomas Lambertsen, Burgher and inhabitant 
of this City, who — as substitute of Sieur Anthony 
van Aelst, attorney for Sieur Willem Hartoch, heir 
of his dec'd brother, Harmanus Hartoch by virtue 



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of a power of attorney, made before Notary Jan 
Quirynen and witnesses at Amsterdam in Holland 
May lo, 1661, and containing a clause of substitution, 
which was shown us, the Notary and witnesses, with 
the document of such substitution, made before us 
September 2 of this year, — declared that he hereby 
constitutes and empowers as his substitute attorney 
in the most binding legal manner Sieur Nicolaes 
Boot, merchant now about to remove to Virginia, 
that he may demand in his, the constituent's name, 
and receive from Tomas Adams, also called Kingsen, 
now in the Virginias, 2650 lbs. of tobacco according 
to an obligation by him signed before the Hon^'* 
Cornelis van Ruyven, Secretary of the Hon^'^ Direc- 
tor General and Council of this Province in the ser- 
vice of the Priv. West India Company on behalf of 
Jacob van Leeuwen, and by said van Leeuwen legally 
endorsed and transferred to said Hermanns Hartoch, 
according to proof; to give acquittance, guarantee 
against further demands etc. Thus done etc etc etc. 
Jacobus van de Water Tomas Lambertsen 

Hendrick Bosch Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

To-day, the 23^^ of October, 1662, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
the virtuous Annetie Dircks, widow of Pieter Kook, 
who in the presence of myself, the Notary, for this 
case chosen by her as guardian, declared that she 
has really sold, herewith confirming the sale, to 
Hendrick Jansen Spieringh, who also appearing 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 29 

acknowledges to have bought, three montlis ago, for 
the sum 0(700 fl. in wampum 25 morgens (about 50 
acres) of land on the Westside of the North River, 
adjoining the land of Dirck Sielen (?), being one half 
of 50 morgens, granted to Klaes Karstensen, the 
Norman, March 25, 1647, as proved by the patent 
thereof : this half beginning at the corner of the land 
and stretching along the land of said Dirck Sielen 
N. N, W. towards the woods. She acknowledges to 
have been fully paid by the purchaser for the land 
and therefore he may actually enter upon and own 
it, she promising to give him as soon as possible a 
proper deed therefor and together they will hold this 
transaction as binding under engagement of their 
resp, persons and property, submitting them to all 
courts and laws. Thus done in the presence of 
Pieter Jansen, mason, and Bartholomeus van Schel 
etc. 

Pieter Jehansen This is ^^f^ the mark 

of Annetie ^^J Dircks 

Bartholomeus VAN Schel Hinrich Jansen Spirgh 
Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

To-day, the 23. of October, 1662, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Annetie Dircks, widow of Pieter Kook, who in the 
presence of myself, the Notary, for this occasion by 
her chosen as guardian, declared that she has sold, as 
she herewith does, to Willem Janse Roome, who 
also appearing acknowledges to have bought about 



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3 months ago for 700 fl. in wampum and 20 barrels 
of lime, payable in three instalments, 25 morgens 
(about 50 acres) of land on the Westside of the 
North River, adjoining the land of Hendrick Jansen 
Spieringh and East of Lubbert Tysen's land, being 
one half of 50 morgens, granted to Klaes Karstensen 
the Norman March 25, 1647, as proved by the patent 
thereof: said half beginning at a corner and stretch- 
ing N. N. W. along said Spieringhs land towards 
the woods. The first instalment is to become due in 
March, 1663, to-wit 200 fl., the second of 250 fi. in 
November, 1664, the third and last also of 250 fl. in 
November, 1665, and the lime shall be delivered, 
when purchaser enters upon the land, which he 
may, do directly, while the transfer by deed, conform 
to the patent, shall be made properly upon pay- 
ment of the last instalment. Both parties promise 
to hold this transaction as binding etc. Thus done 
etc. 

Peter Johansen The mark of Annetie Dircks 

Bartholomeus van Schel Willem Janse Room 
Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
etc., appeared the worthy Dirck Jansen from Olden- 
burgh, Burgher and inhabitant of this City, who de- 
clared that on the 26^'' of October of this year 1662 
he sold, herewith confirming the sale, to Mr. Deliver- 
ance Lamberton, an English merchant of New Haven 
in New England, who also appearing acknowledged 



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to have bought on the said day, a sloop, called the 
Hoop (Hope), now here in port, with all belonging 
thereto according to inventory for 2000 fl., payable 
in good merchantable tobacco, to be delivered here 
free of charges in May 1663; said sloop purchaser 
acknowledges to have already been delivered to him 
and he therefore promises promptly to pay here said 
2000 fl. to the seller or his order, for which he first 
and specially binds said sloop, bought by him, with 
all its belongings and further his person and prop- 
erty, present and future, nothing excepted, placing 
the same at the disposal of all courts and laws, that 
the aforesaid sum may be received without expense 
or loss. Thus done etc, November 5, 1662. 
Richard Codner Deliverance Lamberton 

Jacobus van de Water Dierck Jansen 

Jan Jansen Bosch, Scotchman* 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 
Copy given to Dirck Jansen May 15, 1663. 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
•etc., appeared the worthy Sieur Jeronimus Ebbinck, 
merchant here, who declared, that he constitutes and 
authorizes as attorneys Messrs. Gerardt Hamel and 
Jacob van Wisselt, merchants at Amsterdam in 
Holland, singly and jointly, to demand and receive 
in his, the constituant's name and for his behoof 
from Mr. Aler (?) de Decker such moneys, amount- 

* This appellation does not necessarily mean, that the man came 
from Scotland, for travelling salesmen were also called so. 



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ing to about 75 fl., inherited from his deceased aunt. 
Adriaene de la Croix, which is deposited with said 
de Dfecker, according to returns ; said attorneys are 
authorized to give acquittance, etc. etc. etc. January 
2, 1663. 

J. Backer Jeronimus Ebbinck 

Jacob van de Water. Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub, 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
etc., appeared the worthy Sieur Johannes van Brugh, 
merchant here, who declared, that he has revoked 
and annulled, as he hereby does, a power of attorney, 
given by him in the last days of August or first days 
of September 1658 and signed before Notary Mat- 
eeuws de Vos to his uncle, Sieur Gilles van Brugghe 
of Amsterdam in Holland, not wishing that said 
Sieur Gillis shall henceforth act in his, the subscrib- 
er's, name and having made said power of attorney 
utterly worthless and null he further declares, that 
he hereby empowers and constitutes as his attorney 
in the most binding legal manner Sieur Gerret 
Arentsen Zuyd, also merchant of Amsterdam in Hol- 
land, specially to demand and receive in his, the con- 
stituant's, name from the Lords Directors of the 
West India Company the sum of 1435 fl. 7 st, bal- 
ance of a larger sum, as proved by accounts in the 
hands of said Gillis van Brugge, also a bond of 2804 
fl. 14 St., given by the Hon^'^ Director General 
Petrus Stuyvesant in Curagao June 9, 1655, and sent 
by constituant to said Gillis van Brugghe by the 



of the City of New Amsterdam, 33 

ship the Trouwe (Faith) August 28, 1662, which 
bond attorney is to demand from said van Brugghe 
and receiving it give acquittance for it and further 
to do etc., cum potestate substittiendi. 

Johannes de Peyster Johannes van Brugh 

J. VAN DE Water 

Quod attestor : Wal.van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

The last will of Cornells van Langevelde and wife 
Maritie Jans Joncker, called from Rotterdam, made 
February 7, 1663, mentions as children Cornells and 
Jan van Langevelde and an expected child, also 
jewels, gold and silverware. 

To-day, the is^*" of February 1663, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Maritie Tomas, formerly widow of Jacob Verdon, 
then of Willem Ariaensen Bennet and now wife of 
Mr. Poulus van der Beeck, who at the request of her 
sons, Tomas Jacobsen Verdon and Willem Willem- 
sen Bennet by her aforesaid first and second hus- 
bands declared, that after the death of her said 
second husband Willem Ariaensen Bennet she and 
her first child's guardians have found, as there had 
never been a partition of their property in common, 
which she brought to her present husband. Mr. Pau- 
lus van der Beeck, that [the estate consisted] after 
her house had been burned and destroyed in the war 
with the savages about 19 years ago, first of a bou- 
wery and valley at Gouwanes according to the patent 



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thereof, then a lot with a house on the Beavers Graft 
(Beaver Street) in this City, upon which there were 
still to be paid loo fl., further a handmill with belong- 
ings, sold by her present husband van der Beeck to 
Albert Pietersen Molenaer (miller), also a press with 
belongings to set up a cornstack, four iron hoops for 
a stack, a plough share and what else belongs to a 
plough, a cow with her first calf, two goats, 70 
skepels of wheat, a hogshead of spun tobacco, de- 
livered at 14 St. the pound, and cash paid for it and 
received, half an aem of brandy ; besides the afore- 
said her said second husband's cooper's tools with 
furniture and household goods. Said estate was 
however indebted for 600 fl. to be paid to Jacob 
Stoffelsen for a mare, which having been paid said 
Jacob Stoffelsen gave her, the affiant, for the prompt 
payment a cow with her first calf. Herewith she 
closed her deposition promising, if necessary and she 
be asked, to confirm it under oath. Thus done and 
signed in the presence of Jacob Sam and Willem 
Bogardt as witnesses, who signed this record with 
me, the Notary, on the day as above, 
Jacob Sam The mark 4^ of Maritie Tomas 

W. BOGARD -^^ 

Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not, Pub, 

To-day, the 17*^ of February 1663, before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., appeared 
Maritie Jans Joncke, widow of the late Cornells van 
Langevelde, now in childbed and sick a-bed of chil- 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 35, 

dren's pocks, who declared, if the Lord pleased to 
take her out of this world to his eternal kingdom 
through this illness, that on her woman's troth and 
according to the best of her knowledge, what is here- 
after written and that the following persons are in 
her debt and there is due her : 

1. From Jan Arcer, called Jan Koopal the younger,, 
living at Stamfort in New England for half a yacht, 
according to notarial contract, ^50 stg., payable in 
New England value, on which is paid a tub of but- 
ter of about 56 lbs., English weight, and 5 bushels of 
maize. 

2. From Teunis Slingerlandt, living at Fort 
Orange, a balance of 113 fl, 4 st. in wampum. 

3. From the miller at Narrewack (Norwich) in 
New England, Nathaniel Mason, 12 bushels of maize- 
according to bond in the hands of said Jan Coo- 
pall. 

4. A hogshead of prunes in partnership with 
Albert Albertsen on halves, standing at Jan Arcer's 
or Coopals aforesaid. 

5. Also standing at said Arcer's 43^ bushels of 
maize in partnership with said Albert. 

6. Further in partnership as aforesaid i^^ bushels 
of maize with 13 to 14 lbs. of butter, due in Stam- 
fort. 

7. From Albert Albertsen aforesaid 21 fl. for half 
of a rope, New England pay. 

8. From the same Albert for seven deerskins 14 
lbs. of butter. Said Albert Albertsen, being present,. 



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affirms, that these items are correct, against which he 
claims 44 fl. 4 st. in wampum, which she admits. 
She further declared to owe to 

1. Andries Spieringh 23 beavers, upon which 
account in January 1663 were paid by order of David 
Jochimsen for freight to skipper Jacob Jansen Huys 
three beavers 

2. To Jacob Teunissen Kay 12 beavers 

3. To Hendrick van der Wal 2 beavers 

4. To Jan Laurensen i beaver 

5. To Johannes de Peyster 6 raccoons and half a 
beaver 

6. To Guilliam d'Honneur 5^ or 6 beavers, 
against which she claims 4 fl. in wampun. 

7. To her brother Willem Pietersen Collet 150 fl. 
in wampum at 10 per cent, due in September next. 

8. To Pieter Jacobsen and Klaes Bordingh to- 
gether for freight from Fort Orange 20 fl. in wam- 
pum. 

9. To Hendrick Olen (?) for tobacco in wampum 
the sum of 

10. To Oicka (?) for tobacco 4 or 5 fl. 

As the deponent through God's mercy has re- 
covered from her illness and is well again, it is not 
considered necessary to continue this. 

To-day, the 17^^ of February 1663, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Maritie Jans Joncke, called from Rotterdam, widow 
of Cornelis van Langevelde, in full possession of her 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 37 

reason, memory and speech, but sick abed, who, 
assisted by me, the Notary, chosen as her guardian, 
declared that she holds as in full power all the testa- 
mentary dispositions, which she and her deceased 
husband made before me, the Notary, and witnesses 
on the 7^^ of this month and by virtue of a clause in 
said testament, making her the principal guardian of 
the children, procreated with her said husband she 
nominates and appoints as guardians of her minor 
children Cornells, Jan and Aeltje van Langevelde, in 
case it should please God to take her through this 
illness into his eternal kingdom, Pieter Jacobsen 
Marius and Jacob Teunissen Kay to regulate, man- 
age and administer after her death all the property, 
which she shall leave, as well as that of her late hus- 
band, nothing excepted, wherever it may be, without 
interference by the Orphans Court of this or any 
other place, to take good care of said children, bring 
them up virtuously and let them learn a trade or an 
art, that they may honestly earn their own living : 
giving them for this purpose all such power and 
authority, special and general, as to testamentary 
guardians in any wise belongs and they ought or 
might exercise, with power, in case one of them 
should die, to the survivor of choosing another in 
his, who shall have the same authority, as if he had 
been appointed from the first ; excluding most de- 
liberately the Orphans Court of this or any other 
place, not wishing any interference on their part in 
the management of her children's property and this 



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notwithstanding any law, statute or ordinance to the 

contrary ; requesting me, the Notary, to give copy 

in due form, according to instructions given me. 

Thus done and executed at testatrix' house in this 

City in the presence of Jurien Blanck and Jacobus 

van de Water, called in as witnesses, who signed 

with testatrix and me, the Notary, on the date above 

written. 

TuRYEN Blanck This is the rv 1 mark 

^^ — '9 

Jacob VAN DE Water of Maritie JansJoncke, made 

by herself 
Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the iS^*' of March 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, the 
worthy Samuel Edsal, Burgher and inhabitant of 
this City, who declared to have leased, as he hereby 
does, to Jan Cornelissen de Rycke (the rich), who 
also appearing acknowledges to have rented, a bou- 
wery with the valley, thereto appertaining, house and 
barns in the jurisdiction of the Village of Bergen, 
being eight adjoining lots, for the time of five con- 
secutive years, beginning on the 15^^ of August of 
last year, 1662, and ending on the 15^^ of August 
1667: lessor is to deliver four horses, namely two 
stallions and two mares, of which already the two 
stallions and one mare have been delivered, six cows, 
of which three are turned over, the remaining three 
and the second mare to follow next May; also two 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 39 

sows, now at lessor's, further a wagon, plough, harrow, 
harness for four horses : all under the followinof con- 
ditions : 

Of the said eight lots, containing about 28 mor- 
gens (56 acres) of land, of which now 2^ morgens 
are cleared, lessee is to clear two morgens every 
year up to ten morgens, taking therefrom the first 
harvest, paying as yearly rent the third sheaf, to be 
delivered clean in a bag, and of all grain, sown by 
lessee since his first coming upon lessor's other land, 
herein not included, and from all other land, of said 
28 morgens to be cleared, lessor shall annually receive 
one just half, to be divided on the ground and to be 
taken by lessee with his own grain into the barn. 
For the land, from which as aforesaid lessor has 
received the half, he shall be bound to give one half 
of the seed grain: lessee shall make and keep in re- 
pairs the fence of posts and rails of all of lessor's 
lands within said jurisdiction, except the plantations 
and he shall deliver to lessor out of the first fruits of 
said land the grain, first advanced and still to be ad- 
vanced by lessor : lessor is further to have from all 
the animals furnished as aforesaid half of the increase 
and the risk of all these animals shall be borne half 
and half by him and lessee and the losses shall be 
paid in money or from the increase. 

Lessee shall yearly give for each cow fifteen 
pounds of butter, for each heifer seven and a half 
pounds, in like manner half the butter from the in- 
crease. It is also agreed, that, as some cows will be 



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delivered next May with a calf at their side, lessee 
must at the end of his lease return them so and 
then the division of the increase shall take place and 
the wagon, plough etc. shall be returned in such a 
condition, as if one third were worn away, with new 
ropes and a new harrow with iron teeths. 

Finally lessee has also agreed to set up at his own 
expense a fence, five rails high, with the necessary 
posts around the eight lots especially, provided he 
receives from lessor 40 fl. in wampun. Both parties 
promise, each for himself, to perform and observe 
the foregoing, under bond of their respective persons 
and property, present and future, submitting the 
same to all laws and courts. Thus done and ex- 
ecuted in the presence of Lourens van der Spiegel 
and Jacobus van de Water etc. etc. etc. 

LOUWERENS VAN DER SpIGHEL SaMUELL EdSAL 

Jacob van de Water Yan Cornelissen de Rieck 

The testament of Jeronimus Ebbinck and wife 
Johanna de Laet, formerly widow of Johan de 
Hulter, made March 21, 1663, mentions as children : 
Johannes, Johanna, Samuel and Paul de Hulter, 
Maria Ebbinck and an expected child, but no prop- 
erty is described. Testators ratify their marriage 
contract of February 18, 1659, \vhereby community 
of property was excluded, 

In the Name of the Lord, Amen ! On the of 

May in the 3^ear of our Lord Jesus Christ 1663 ap- 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 41 

peared before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary 
Public etc., the worthy Sieur Isacq Grevenraet, late 
Schepen of this City, widower of Elysabet Juriaens, 
future bridegroom, on one side, and Maritie Jans, 
spinster, future bride, born here, assisted by me, the 
Notary, for this occasion chosen as guardian, on tlie 
other side, both inhabitants of this City, who de- 
clared that for the honour of God they have agreed 
to marry each other on the following conditions: to- 
wit, the groom shall on his part bring for the support 
of this marriage the goods, furniture and effects, 
mentioned in the specification thereof to be made by 
him and besides an account of the maternal estate of 
his children by a former marriage, and an account 
of the debts, which he may have contracted before 
the date of this marriage. On the other side said 
bride shall for the support of this marriage bring in 
as many and such goods, as are mentioned in a speci- 
fication thereof to be made by her and both parties 
desire, that said two specifications shall be considered 
of such power and validity, as if they were here in- 
serted. It is further stipulated, that whatever is 
brought by either of the parties into this marriage 
shall not be common property, but each shall keep 
and own his or her share; also, that gain and loss, 
damages and profits during the marriage shall be 
divided half and half, but in all cases inheritances or 
legacies shall not be considered profits. It is also 
stipulated, that, if said Isack Grevenraet, the bride- 
groom-to-be, should first die, said Maritie Jans, the 



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bride-to-be, may she have or have not a child or 
children, shall have and enjoy from the estate of said 
Grevenraet a just childs share ***** clothing 
linen and woollen, belonging to her body, by her 
future husband given to her or to be given: and if 
Maritie Jans, the bride-to-be should die before her 
husband without leaving a child or children, then he 
shall have and receive all goods and effects, nothing 
excepted, which said Maritie Jans leaves behind her, 
she making her husband-to-be her universal heir. 
Under these conditions parties promise to solemnize 
their marriage as soon as possible, under bond of 
their respective persons and property etc. etc. etc. 
Hendrick Bosch Isaack Grevenraat 

Jacobus van de Water 

The mark Q of Maritie Jans 

made by herself 
Walewyn van der Veen, Not. Publ. 
Copy hereof given July , 1663. 

To-day, the 30^'' of March, 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Anthony Jansen van Fes, called van (of) 
Salee, who declared that he had leased to Egbert 
Meyndersen, who also appearing acknowledges to 
have rented, his house in the new Bridge Street of 
this City, between the houses of Hendrick Kip and 
Hendrick Jansen Smitt, for the time of two consecu- 
tive years, beginning May i, 1663, and ending on 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 43 

the same day in 1665. Lessee shall be bound to 
roof the house with good tiles at his own expense, 
namely, he shall pay for the tiles and the lime required, 
also the wages of the labourers, provided that lessee 
shall besides living in the house receive from lessor 
in January 1664, 162 fl. 10 st., payable in wampum 
or grain, and fifteen planks : further the woodwork 
and what belongs to it with the carpenter's wages. 
It is also stipulated, that lessor shall have in said 
house for his accommodation a convenient sleeping 
place, where he may store one or two chests. Both 
parties promise punctually to observe and fulfill the 
foregoing, under bond of their resp. persons and 
property, submitting the same to all courts and laws. 
Thus done etc. etc. etc. 

Resoluert Waldron 

Jacob van de Water 



This is the mark of Anthony 
VAN Fes, made by himself. 



Egbert Myndersen 
Engrossed copy hereof given to Anthony Jansen 
June 12, 1663. 

To-day, the 28^'' of April 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Klaes Teunissen, living near the Fresh Water on the 
Island of Manhathans, who acknowledged to be well 




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and truly indebted to Master Harmen van (of) 
Hobocken as Deacon at the bouwery of the Hon^'^ 
General Petrus Stuyvesant for the sum of 200 fl. in 
wampum on account of cash, by him received from 
said Harmen van Hobocken in his aforesaid quality 
with annual interest at 10 per cent in the same value 
and species and that for the term of one year. He 
promises to return the aforesaid sum of 200 fl. and 
pay the interest to said Master Harmen van Ho- 
bocken promptly within a year, binding his person 
and property, present and future, nothing excepted 
and submitting the same to all courts and laws, that 
said sum with interest may be recovered without loss 
or expence and for the better security hereof he 
places into the hands of said Master Harmen van 
Hobocken the patent of the land by him now owned. 
Thus done etc. etc. etc. 

This is / I the mark of 
IsAACK Grevenraat Klaes _ J I — ""Teunissen, 
Hendrick Bosch 1 I _ 

made by himself 
Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the S""'' of May 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Sybrant 
Jansen, Tomas Lambertsen, carpenters, and Jan Ger 
ritsen van Buytenhuys, inhabitants of this City, who 
at the request of Sieur Isacq Grevenraat declared; 
first, Sybrant Jansen and Tomas Lambertsen said. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 45 

that they both had been asked by the requirant, to 
inspect a house and outbuilding on the Strand near 
Capsken,'* belonging to Michgel Tadens, before said 
house was bought by requirant, as to its fitness to 
move said house to requirant's lot, also on the Strand 
near the Fort, near the house of Jan Eversen Bout, 
then occupied by Jan Gerritsen Buytenhuys ; where- 
as requirant pretended to be willing to purchase 
the said house from Michguel Tadens and place it 
on his said lot. Tomas Lambertsen further declared, 
that afterwards requirant came to him and stated, 
that he had boucrht the house from Michiel Tadens- 
on the condition, that if he did not remove the same 
to his lot, he would draw back from the trade giving 
fifty florins as forfeit. Jan Gerritsen Buytenhuys 
declared, that requirant came to him in December 
and eave him notice, that the lease of the house next 
to Jan Eversen Bout, as aforesaid, was to end, be- 
cause, as he said, he had bought a house from Mich- 
guel Tades, to move it to the lot of the house, then 
occupied by deponent; he also said, if he could not 
move it, he could withdraw from the bargain by pay- 
ing Michgiel Tadens fifty florins. Herewith depo- 
nents close their testimony, offering to confirm it 
under oath, if required. Thus done etc. etc. etc. 

PlETER VAN DE WaTER SyBRANT JaNSE 

Hendrick Bosch Tomas Lambersen 

Jan Gerritsen van Butenhusen 
Quod attestor: Wal. van derVeen, Not. Publ. 

* Rocks at South End of Manhattan Island. 



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To-day, the S**" of May 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Angus- 
tyn de Caper, free negro, living on Manhatans Island 
near the bouwery of the Hon^'® Director General 
Petrus Stuyvesant, who declared he had hired, as he 
hereby does, Maritie Hendrick, wife of Jan Owen, 
who also appearing acknowledges to have hired out, 
for one year, beginning on the first of this month of 
May 1663, to keep his house and dependencies, to 
take care of them as an honest, faithful servant is 
bound to do, for which said Augustyn promises to 
pay her 100 fl. in wampum, a white apron and a pair 
of black ones. But it is expressly stipulated, if the 
said Maritie Hendrick's husband should in the mean- 
time come back to live in this Province and City, 
that then she shall be released from her service and 
she shall receive pay only for the time served. Both 
parties promise to keep this contract inviolable, 
under leg'al bond. Thus done etc. etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch 

Claes van Elslant 




This is \ I the mark of 

Augustyn de Kaper, made by him 

The mark <^ of Maritie 

Hendrick, made by herself 
Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 47 

To-day, the 1 1^*" of May 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Guy 
Jacobsen, a Frenchman, bachellor, about to sail for 
Holland, who acknowledged to have received from 
Jacob Leisler 244 heavy deer skins and 22 rolls of 
Spanish tobacco, weighing 474 lbs., which deer skins 
and tobacco he, deponent, has shipped on behalf of 
said Leisler, who has no acquaintances in Holland, 
by the ship the Vos (Fox), Jacob Jansen Huys, skip- 
per, on the first of January 1663 and consigned in 
his, deponent's, name to his cousin Artuy le Brethon, 
living at The Hague in Holland, or in his absence 
to Charles Barlou, merchant at Amsterdam, Holland ; 

they were marked -J^ and to be sold for the best 
profit of said Leisler and the proceeds thereof were 
to be sent here by the first opportunity or ship, ac- 
cording to the instructions, given to said le Brethon, 
so that the proceeds from said goods belong and are 
for account of said Jacob Leisler, who is therefore 
authorized and qualified to receive them with the 
letters and accounts concerning them and sent to 
him, the deponent, to do with them, as he, the said 
Jacob Leisler, would do with his other property. 
Therefore he empowers him thereto for this end and 
at the same time empowers said Jacob Leisler in his, 
deponent's, absence to collect, have the benefit of 
and trade all such goods, as may be sent and con- 
signed to deponent, for his private account, over and 
above the proceeds of the aforesaid goods of said 



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Leisler; to send over the proceeds for such goods 
according to the instructions coming with them, and 
to act in such a manner, as if he, deponent, were 
himself present, even if more special authority should 
be required, than herein expressed; promising to 
ratify all, that will be done by his attorney, under 
bond according to law, provided that his attorney 
shall likewise be bound to render an account of his 
agency. Thus done etc. etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Guy Jacobs 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpIGEL 

Ouod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

Before me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, 
etc., appeared tiie worthy Jacob Leisler, merchant 
and Burgher of this City, who declared, that he con- 
stitutes and empowers in the most binding legal 
manner Sieur Cornelis Albertsen van der Veer and 
in case of his death Sieur Jacob Coiture, son-in-law 
of said Cornelis van der Veer, to demand and re- 
ceive in his, the constituant's, name from the Lords 
Directors of the Priviledged West India Company, 
Department of Amsterdam, all such moneys, as are 
due him for his military service, according to ac- 
counts and proofs thereof : to give proper acquit- 
tance on the receipt thereof, guarantee against future 
demands: to demand and receive from Sieur Artuy 
le Brethon, merchant at The Hague, or Sieur Charles 
Barlou, merchant at Amsterdam, and all others con- 
cerned 22 rolls of Spanish tobacco and 242 heavy 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 49 

deer skins, sent by Guy Jacobsen to said le Brethon 
and in his absence to said Charles Barlou by the 
ship Vos (Fox), Jacob Jansen Huys, skipper, on the 
i^' of January 1663, and belonging to him, the con- 
stituant, personally, according to vouchers, if these 
p-oods have not been sold and the proceeds have not 
been sent to New Netherland: to give receipt for 
them and guarantee against future demands : to 
follow instructions, given herewith : if circumstances 
require, to sue and plead before all courts and judges : 
to hear judgment pronounced, to ask for its execu- 
tion or to appeal therefrom, cum potestate siibstituendi 
and further generally to proceed, as he, the constlt- 
uant, being present would do etc. Thus done and 
executed at the aforesaid City of Amsterdam this 
12^'' of May 1663, in the presence of Hendrick Bosch 
and Claes van Elslandt junior etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Jacob Leisler 

Claes van Elslant the younger. 

To-day, the 12*^ of May 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Claes van Elslandt junior, who at the request of 
Hatton Atkins, English bachellor of Boston in New 
England, declared that about seven or eight days 
ago he had been told by Mr. Baly, a French merchant, 
doing business in New England, Virginia and here, 
that when said Atkins should ask, what he had seen 
of what passed at the house of Sieur Jacques Cous- 
seau, to have said only, that Atkins had said to Cous- 



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seau If he would remain bail for Atkins under the 
judgment, pronounced in this City, the goods should 
remain in Cousseau's charo^e, which he had boupfht 
from Culpeper or the proceeds thereof and then 
Atkins had further said to deponent: "If they have 
written it differently from what I now say, then they 
have not acted honestly, as I do not understand the 
language well, but this has been my truthful state- 
ment." He requested deponent to keep that in his 
mind and remember it. Herewith he closes his 
testimony offering to confirm the same under oath 
if required. Thus done etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Claes van Elslant the younger 
Jacob Leisler 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. PubL 

To-day, the 12^'' of May 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Henry Potifar, an Englishman, and Jacob Jansen, a 
Dutch sailor, whom the undersigned witnesses say, 
they know and who at the request of Monsieur Pieter 
Alrich, Commander on the Whore Kil in the South 
River, declared that without the assistance, counsel 
and direction of requirant Alrich and the help of re- 
quirants soldiers and his boat no goods from the bark, 
called Koninck (King) CJiaides, stranded last April 
12*^ near Cape Henlopen, would have been saved, 
but all the goods, saved by requirant, would have 
been lost and apparently nothing would have made 
of them, but the Indians and others would have 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 5 1 

destroyed them: giving as reason for their knowing 
the foregoing, that when said bark stranded the 
deponent Potifar was skipper and Jacob Jansen a 
passenger of said ship. Herewith they close their 
testimony, offering to confirm the same under oath, 
if required. Thus done etc. 

JURYEN BlANCK HeNRY PoTEFER 

Mychyel Tadens Jacob Jansen 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

To-day, the 29^^ of May, 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Hendrick Jansen Spieringh, living at Gemoenepa in 
the jurisdiction of the Village of Bergen, who at the 
request of Jurien Hanel, inhabitant of said Village 
of Bergen, declared that in the month of April last 
at a place, called the Rotten Point, he heard, when at 
the same time requirant set down on the ground a 
half barrel, with which one Christian Pietersen, also 
an inhabitant of said village, had measured lime for 
some people, which requirant was then to have, he 
said to Hans Diedrick of the same village: ' What do 
you think of this half barrel.' The other answered: 
' We know well, that it is too small and it is used 
only to make an estimate of what lime might about 
sell for at the Manhatans.' Said Hans also said to re- 
quirant: ' Christiaen (meaning said Christian Pieters) 
requires, that we shall give him a certificate that we 
have declared the lime as good' and when requirant 
answered: 'You can well certify that I have received 



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the lime as good, but not for the measure.' Then 
Mans Diedrick said: ' We shall take orood care not 
to say that, we have nothing to do with the measure.' 
The heap of lime, received by requirant from said 
Christiaen Pieters, deponent thought, fell short by 1 39 
barrels. Herewith he closes his testimony, offering 
to confirm it under oath, if required. Thus done etc. 
Henurick Bosch Hinrich Jansex Spirgo 

Jacobus van de Water 

Ouod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

To-day, the 5^^^ of June 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der \^een, Notary Public, etc., Cor- 
nells Abrahamsen, living in the Village and juris- 
diction of Bergen, who at the request of Jurien 
Hanelt, also an inhabitant of said villaQ;;e, declaredt 
that on the 2<:f^ of April last at the house of Chris- 
tiaen Pietersen he has heard, that then and in the 
presence of Hans Diedrichs requirant Jurien Hanelt 
said to Christiaen Pietersen: ' I am not satisfied with 
the measure,' whereupon Christiaen answered; 'Do 
you mean, that I shall measure it again? I will 
measure the measure on your heart.' Jurien Hanelt 
then said to said Christiaen: ' I see well, that we shall 
not agree here, it is best, that I look at my house 
and you at your lime.' Said Christiaen answered : 
' The devil take you.' Herewith he closes his testi- 
monv etc. etc. 1 hus done etc. 
Hendrick Bosch Cornelus Abhan 

Louwerens van de Spighel 

Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 53 

To-day, the 16*^^ of June 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Jonas 
Magny, living at Mespathes Kil, who acknowledged 
to be well and duly indebted to Sieur Daniel de Haert 
in the amount of 912 lbs. of tobacco for merchandize 
by him received from said de Haert and he promises 
to pay said 912 lbs. of tobacco to de Haert or his 
order in the month of February of next year 1664, in 
good, merchantable tobacco to be delivered promptly 
at his house, without any charges or expence for 
weighing at the Scales of this City under bond of his, 
Magnys, person and property, present and future, 
real and personal, nothing excepted, submitting the 
same to all courts and laws, that the aforesaid 
amount may be recovered without loss or expence. 
Thus done etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Jonas Magni 

J. v. D. Water 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

Engrossed copy hereof given October 10, 1663. 

To-day, the 30^*^ of June 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Albert Albertsen, living in the Village of New 
Utrecht on Long Island, who declared that he had 
agreed with Jan Ariansen van Gent, bachellor, who 
also appearing admitted to have accepted as follows: 
he, the said Ariaensen, agrees to serve personally as 
substitute for said Albert Albertsen as a soldier of 
the West India Company in the present war against 



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the Esopus Indians, according to the proclamation 
by the Director General and Council of this Province 
of June 25'^ last, for which said Albertsen shall pay 
him, besides the usual pay and the booty to be found, 
at the next harvest, or in his absence to his cousin 
Jacob Teunissen Kay, Burgher of this City, 35 
skepels of good winter wheat, both parties binding 
for the performance of this agreement their respec- 
tive persons and property etc. etc. etc. 

This is /JIj the mark 
of Albert Albertsen, made by himself. 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpIGHEL 

CoRNELis Mychielsen Jan Aeryensen van Gendt 
Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 



To-day, the 30*^^ of June 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Pieter Jansen, mason, now in the service of the West 
India Company and about to go to the Esopus, 
who declared that he constitutes and empowers as 
his attorney in the most binding legal manner, as he 
hereby does, Claes Gangelofsen (Visser), Burgher 
and inhabitant of this City, to attend during con- 
stituant's absence to his business here and wherever 
necessary, receive moneys, give therefor acquittance, 
guarantee against future demands, all according to 
instructions, when necessary, to sue before all courts 
and judges, to hear judgment, ask for execution 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 55 

thereof or appeal therefrom, further to do herein, as 
he, the constituant, might do, were he present, even 
though fuller and more special power, than herein 
expressed, were needed, all cum potcstate substitiie7idi 
promising to ratify what the attorney or his substi- 
tute may have done, under bond etc. etc. etc. 

PlETER JOHANSEN 

The mark {Chj ^^ Albert Albertsen 

Jan Aeryensen van Gendt 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 



To-day, the 10^^ of July 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Sibrant Jansen, Adolf Pietersen, Tomas 
Lambertsen and Jan Hendricksen van Bommel, car- 
penters living in this City, who at the request of 
Pietertie Jans, widow of Klaes de Ruyter, declared 
to have well and closely inspected the house and lot, 
containing two dwellings, now occupied by her, the 
requirant, and lately built by her said husband, 
standing on the North River, next to the house of 
Lodowyck Pos. They all and every one of them 
said without previously conferring about it, that to 
the best of their knowledge and belief they valued 
and taxed said house and lot at the present time and 
conjuncture of affairs as worth 1000 fl. in beavers and 
that, their own circumstances permitting it, they 



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would be willing to give as much. Thus done 
etc. 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpIGHEL SyBRANT JaNSEN 

Jacob Teunissen (Kay). Adolf Pietersen 

Quod attestor: Tomas Lambertsen 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. Yan Hendryckse 

To-day, the 19*^^ day of July 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc.. 
Monsieur Jean Baly, merchant, who declared, that 
he constitutes and empowers as his attorney, in the 
most binding manner, as he hereby does. Monsieur 
Hendrick Couterier, living on the South River, to 
demand and receive in his, the constituant's, name 
from Sieur Augustinus Herrmans such a quantity of 
tobacco, as is due him according to vouchers, to give 
acquittance therefor, guarantee against future de- 
mands etc. etc. etc. (as in former given powers of 
attorney,) cu7n potestate substituendi, 

J. HuGUES John Balley 

Hendrick Bosch 

To-day, the 23*^ of July 1663, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Jan 
Hendricksen Steelman, living in this City, who 
acknowledged to be well and duly indebted to Sieur 
Hendrick Couturier, merchant at New Amstel on 
the South River in this Province in the sum of 
1 1 14 fl. 10 St. in beavers, a balance for divers goods by 
him received; which said sum of 11 14 fl. 10 st. he 



of the City of New Amsterdafn. 57 

promises to pay to said Sieur Hendrick Couturier or 
his order in May, June or July 1664 with interest at 
10 per cent per annum until payment in goods at 
beaver price according to the market, under bond 
etc. etc. etc. 

J. VAN DE Water Jan H. Stelman 

Hendrick Bosch 

Ouod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

Engrossed copy hereof given to the wife of Cou- 
turier on the 26^^ 

To-day, the 21" of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Sieurs Hendrick Huygen and Jacob Swenson, living 
on the South River in this Province, to me, the 
Notary well known, who as attorneys of the well- 
born lady, Armgart Prints, according to power of 
attorney, executed before Godefridus Struys, Notary 
Public at Leyden, Holland, and witnesses on the 
i^^ of August 1662, shown to and read by me, the 
Notary, who, because of the departure of said Sieur 
Jacob Swenson by the ship y^r^;z/ (Eagle), now ready 
to sail for Holland, declared that by virtue of the 
clause of substitution in said power of attorney they 
substitute herewith in their place Sieur Isacq van de 
Water, merchant at Amsterdam, Holland, to demand 
and receive, in case said Swenson should die or 
otherwise be prevented from reaching Holland, from 
Mr. Joost de la Grange, also living on the South 
River and intending to sail for Holland in the above 



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named ship with said Swenson, the sum of 4030 fl. 
Holland currency, which the abovesaid lady, their 
constituant, has to receive from said de la Grange 
in deduction of a larger sum for the purchase of lands, 
houses and cattle on the South River and for a pro- 
tested letter of exchange, given by said de la Grange, 
according to vouchers thereof, copies of which are to 
be given to the substitute attorney : to give acquit- 
tance for all he receives, to guarantee against future 
demands, to obtain, if possible, said moneys amicably 
and if not to make and have made all necessary pro- 
tests, attachments, detentions and suits against per- 
sons, moneys and goods, to sue everybody required, 
to substitute for this purpose an attorney ad litcs 
and to do in defending of the suit at law all, that is 
necessary, having obtained a favourable judgment to 
call for its execution, transferring to that end to their 
substitute such ample power and authority, as to 
them, the present constituants, is given by the above 
mentioned power of attorney and as they, were they 
present, ought and would exercise, promising to 
ratify and uphold, what under this power shall be 
done and performed by their said substitute and to 
indemnify him for it, under bond according to law. 
Thus done etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Hendrick Huygen 

PlETER VAN DE WaTER JaCOB SvENSSON 

3 pages Quod attestor: 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 



of the City of New Amsterdain. 59 

To-day, the 21^^ of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Sieur Daniel van Donck, merchant, about to sail for 
Holland, who declared that he constitutes and em- 
powers in the most binding legal manner as his 
attorney Sieur Reinier Rycken, merchant, living 
here, to demand and receive in his, the constituant's^ 
name such sums of money, as are due him by divers 
people here in this country, according to vouchers 
thereof, to give acquittance etc. etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Daniel van Donck 

Mychgil Tadens 
Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

Copy hereof given to van Donck on the 23"^, to 
Reinier Rycken, Septbr, 4. 

To-day, the 21^*^ of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Sieur Hendrick Huygen, merchant, living on 
the South River in this Province, on behalf of the 
Noble, Wellborn Valiant Johan Prints, his Royal 
Majesty's in Sweden Gouvernour over the District 
of Jennekioepingh, Stadholder of the same fortress 
and Commander of the garrison there, at Gunnela- 
bergh, Skaffestadt and Langh Erff, late Gouvernour 
of the Swedes on the South River, and with him on 
behalf of his said Honour's daughter, the Noble, 
Wellborn Lady, Armgart Prints, having power of 
attorney, under the hand and seal of her said father, 
executed on the 29*^ of July, 1662, O, S., at said Cas- 



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tie of Jennekioepingh, for the sale of his said 
Honours farm of Tennekunck on the South River, 
which power of attorney was shown to and read by 
me, the Notary; he appeared further with Sieur Jacob 
Swenson, on behalf of said Lady Armgart Prints 
under power of attorney, executed before Godefrid 
Struys, Notary Public of Leyden, Holland, August 
I, 1662, shown to and read by me, the Notary, and 
the worthy Sieur Jacob Swenson, also merchant 
living at the South River, now about to sail for 
Holland, with said Sieur Hendrick Huygen attorney 
for said Lady Armgart Prints. By virtue of their 
said powers of attorney and on behalf of their said 
principals they demand from Mr. Joost de la Grange 
of the South River, such sums, capital, interest, ex- 
penses and losses, as he owes, according to a pro- 
tested letter of exchange, given as purchase money 
of the aforesaid farm of Tennekunck and dependen- 
cies, more fully described in said power of attorney 
and they, deponents, declared, jointly and severally, 
that said Jacob Swenson, for the service of his con- 
stituants and in order to obtain payment as aforesaid 
from said la Grange, who for this purpose is going 
with him to Holland, is obliged to go to Holland in 
the quickest way and that therefore the passage, the 
disbursements, the board, the legal expenses, the 
loss of time etc., in this case so far and to come, 
must be for account of the constituants; likewise the 
sojourn and delay of Sieur Hendrick Huygen here 
in this country are necessary expenses on behalf of 



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the constituants. In case said la Grange should 
remain in further default of paying said money, ac- 
cording to agreement made with him before Vice 
Director Willem Beeckman at the South River on 
the 30^^^ of March 1663, ^^e property is to be ob- 
tained from him either by nullification of the pur- 
chase or otherwise and Jacob Swenson therefore 
agrees, to accept out of the first money, received 
from said la Grange, from Sieur Isacq van de Water 
at Amsterdam, Holland, 600 fl. Holland currency as 
pay for the disbursements of twelve months at least 
by Hendrick Huygen here in this country, to be paid 
for his account, his claim for loss of time and delay 
being deferred and submitted to constituants afore- 
said. Said Swenson also promises to pay out of 
said moneys to Isacq van de Water the sum of 1400 fl. 
Holland currency, received by said Mistress Prints 
on and by order of Hendrick Huygen through or by 
said van de Water, directed by Huygen to provide 
for and accommodate said lady in case of default or 
failure to pay the letter of exchange from la Grange. 
They request that this may be duly recorded, to be 
used whenever necessary. Thus done etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Hendrick Huygen 

PlETER VAN DE WaTER JaCOB SwENSSON 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the 18*^'' of October 1663, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Sieur Jeronimus Ebbinck, late Schepen of 



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this City and merchant, on one side, and Jan Willem- 
sen Hooghteilinck on the other side, and said Je- 
ronimus Ebbinck acknowledged to have let and said 
Hooghteilinck to have leased a bouwery in the 
Esopus Country under the jurisdiction of the Village 
of Wildwyck,* now wholly occupied and used by the 
lessee Cornelis Barentsen Slecht (until May i, 1664), 
namely the first half of said bouwery, nearest to the 
bridge and said village, but with the express under- 
standing that, if lessor should conclude that all the 
bouwery shall be cultivated, the two halves shall pro- 
portionately be thrown together, as shall be most 
convenient, each remaining a farm by itself, without 
lessee being allowed to make objections, without 
buildings as houses, barns or sheds on it: the lease 
to run four consecutive years, beginning on the first 
of May 1664 and ending on the same day in 1668: 
as rent of said half of the bouwery lessee, Jan Wil- 
lemsen Hooghteilinck, promises to pay precisely, 
without letting one year run into the other, 200 
skepels of good, dry well conditioned winter wheat 
and if it should happen that he cannot bring so much 
wheat, he shall deliver 100 skepels of oats, which 
shall be appraised at the value of wheat and that 
lessor may not suffer any loss in his rent, all said 
grain must be delivered free of charges on the yacht 
at the strand, without lessor being obliged to bear 
any expenses for making and repairing the bridge or 
otherwise however the same might be called; ex- 

* Kingston, Ulster Co., N. Y. 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 63 

cepting only when during the years of lease a church 
may be built in said village and to that end said 
bowery may be assessed for some land tax, in which 
case lessor is to bear half of such tax, without being 
obliged to further outlays: but under this express 
condition, if, which may God prevent, it happened 
during these said four years a war should break out 
in the Esopus in summer-time, preventing lessee 
from sowinor mowino- and brinorinof in his sfrain, then 
he shall pay to lessor for that year not more than 
100 skepels of wheat and regarding what is sown on 
the whole aforesaid bouwery by Cornelis Barentsen 
Slecht, who has rented it, of that lessee shall take 
one half for the share by him rented at the appraisal 
of impartial parties and pay to lessor the first half 
for the first year, the remaining half the second year; 
thus lessor shall then make good and pay to lessee 
for what he may have sown on that half of the bou- 
wery at the end of the lease, when he shall leave and 
if then there shall be found sown by lessee on that 
half more than upon the other half, not leased by 
him, lessee shall be bound to sow as much good 
land, as upon the half, leased by him, is found sown. 
Further lessor shall besides the said half of the bou. 
wery deliver to lessee four horses, towit two mares, 
about three years old and now on lessor's said farm, 
and two stallions or in place of the latter a stallion 
and a gelding, without other animals: if it then 
should happen, that lessor delivers some young 
heifers, lessee shall be bound to keep them during 



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the winter without asking pay for it or bring it into 
his accounts and the same shall run at the risk of 
lessor until the time that they have calves, when the 
increase shall be divided half and half between lessor 
and lessee, provided that at the end of the lease the 
whole oriorinal number shall be returned to lessor: as 
rent for such beast or beasts lessor shall receive for 
the first calf eight pounds of butter, for the second 
and all following sixteen pounds yearly for all cows; 
the increase of said horses shall also be divided half 
and half, as has been said of the other animals, and 
the same shall, at the end of the lease, be returned 
to lessor in their orip;inal number before the increase 
is divided; if of said horses one is an odd one, then 
lessor shall have the privilege to take one of the 
young ones and in its place one of the old ones shall 
be sold instead of the odd one, and the proceeds 
thereof be divided as above. If in a war with the 
Indians any horse or other animal should be killed 
or taken away and lost, the loss is to be borne half 
and half by lessor and lessee. It is further stipulated, 
that lessee shall winter some oxen, which lessor may 
have received in partition from said Cornelis Barent- 
sen Slecht, and keep them, at the risk of lessor, until 
lessor is willing: to slaufjhter or sell them, without 
charging for it. If lessor or somebody on his behalf 
comes to the Esopus to settle there, lessee shall be 
bound to ride fuel for three days and occasionally 
hand freiorht to or from the strand from or to said 
village, likewise without a charge therefor or refus- 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 65 

ing so to do. For the observance and fulfillment of 
the foregoing parties bind their persons and property, 
real and personal, present and future, nothing ex- 
cepted, subject to all courts and laws. Thus done etc. 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpiGHEL JeRONIMUS EbBINCK 



Thomas Louresen This is VTT the mark 




of Jan Willemsen Hooghteilinck 
Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 
Copy given to Sieur Ebbinck on the i<f^. 

To-day, the 19*^ of December 1663, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
the worthy Willem Kock, Burgher and inhabitant of 
this City, who declared that in the most binding 
legal manner he constitutes and appoints as his at- 
torney, as he hereby does, Aeltie Klaes, widow of 
the late Michgiel Frericksen, living in the Village of 
Wildwyck in the Esopus Country, to demand and 
receive in his, the constituant's, name seven skepels 
of wheat, due him from Jan Hays van Gelsam, soldier 
in the service of the West India Company, for a 
hanger to him sold by constituant : to give acquit- 
tance upon receipt of said seven skepels of wheat, 
guarantee against further demands and if necessary 
to sue etc. etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch The mark-yL. of Wil Kock 

J. V. D. Water 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 



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To-day, the 30^^ of January 1664, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
virtuous Annetie Barents, wife of Jan Hendricksen 
Steelman, living in this City, who at the request of 
Paulus Pietersen, living in the Village of Bergen, 
declared it to be true, that requirant's wife, Tryntie 
Martens, had lain ill of fever at her, deponent's, house 
four or five years ago and had then been delirious; 
when she not only against deponents will run out of 
the house, but also returning naked and without 
shame laid down ; but she, deponent, has never seen 
anything prejudicial to said Tryntie Martens' honour 
or can say anything else, than what should be said 
of a virtuous woman. Herewith she closes her 
testimony, offering to confirm it under oath, if neces- 
sary. Thus done etc. 

This is ^ the mark 

of Annetie Barents 

LOUWERENS van DE SpIGHEL 

Albert Bosch made by herself 

Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the 31^^ of January 1664, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Sybrandt Cornells, soldier in the service of the West 
India Company, now in garrison in this City, who at 
the request of Paulus Pietersen of Bergen Village 
testified and declared it to be true, that some time 
ago, on a Sunday, but he does not remember the 



of the City of New A'^nsterdam. 67 

date, he has heard Maritle Tomas having words with 
Tryntie Martens, requirant's wife, upbraided said 
Tryntie, for having called her a bastard and said 
' Come, Pietertie, and feel your mother's little kitten.' 
Deponent further declared to have heard said Maritie 
Tomas say to Tryntie ' You well know, what you 
did at Jan Koopal's house,' reproaching her with 
something dishonourable, without being able to give 
the exact words; then Tryntie called him, deponent, 
and Jan Captein as witnesses and he testifies to have 
no knowledge, that Tryntje ever said anything to the 
injury of said Maritie Tomas, giving as his reason 
for knowing it, that he was then in garrison at Bergen 
Village. Herewith he closes his testimony etc. etc. 
Claes Bordingh Sibrandt Cornelis with his 

HendrickBosch own hand 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the 28*'' of February 1664, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Sieur Wolfert Webber, as husband and guardian of 
Anna Walles, daughter of the late Jan Walles, living 
in the jurisdiction of this City, and Lourens van de 
Spiegel, as husband and guardian of Sara Webber, 
daughter of the first and his wife Anna Walles, living 
in this City, acting on behalf of Hester and Aernout 
Webber, daughter and son of the aforesaid Wolfert 
Webber and wife Anna Walles, all heirs of Sara de 
Pier, widow of said Jan Walles, deceased at Monfort, 
who, jointly and each for himself, declared that in 



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the most binding legal manner they constitute and 
appoint, as they hereby do, as their attorney Anna 
Webber, daughter resp. sister-in-law of the constitu- 
ants, to demand, assisted by Jan Jillisen Gouverneur 
as her chosen guardian herein or by whom ever she 
may think advisable to choose, in their, the con- 
stituant's name, copy of the testament, inventory of 
the estate etc., left by said Sara de Pier, their mother- 
in-law and grandmother, further to receive and take 
all such effects and goods, as are coming to constitu- 
ants either ab intestato or in virtue of a testament, 
codicil etc. as their share of the property, left by Sara 
de Pier, nothing excepted: to give acquittance and 
guarantee against further demands. Wolfert Web- 
ber separately authorizes his said daughter Anna 
Webber, assisted as before, to demand and receive in 
his name, as father and guardian of his children Hes- 
ter and Aernout Webber, from Sieur Jan Selyns Hen- 
dricksen of Amsterdam merchant, such moneys and 
rents as he has received and has in his hands, accord- 
ing to vouchers, for which he gives special orders: 
she, the attorney, is to give acquittance, guarantee 
against future demands and do everthing, as he, the 
constituant, would do it, were he present, etc. etc. etc. 

Wolfert Webber the elder 

Hendrick Bosch Louwerens van de Spighel 

PiETER van de Water 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

Engrossed copy hereof, two pages, given to Lou- 
rens van de Spiegel Febr^. 29^*^ 



of the City of New Amsterdam, 69 

To-day, the 28*'' of February 1664, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
the Worshipful Adriaen Heegeman, Schout of the 
Villages of Amesfort (Flatlands), Breukelen, Mid- 
dewout and Uytrecht on Long Island in this Prov- 
ince, who declared that as husband and guardian of 
Cathariana Margits he constitutes and empowers in 
the most legal binding manner as his attorney, as he 
hereby does, the worthy Sieur Joseph Margits, his 
father-in-law, living at Amsterdam, Holland, to de- 
mand and receive in his, the constituant's, name as 
aforesaid, from the Lords Directors of the Hon^'* 
East India Company, Department of Amsterdam, 
such moneys, as are due to his said wife from the 
estate of her deceased brother Joseph Margits, who 
died in East India, according to his testament and 
other vouchers, and which are in the hands of said 
Department: to give acquittance etc. etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Adrian Hegemann 

Thomas Lambersen 

Ouod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not Publ. 
Copy given to Hegeman this day. 

To-day, the 10*'^ of March 1664, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Jan Nagel, soldier in the service of the West India 
Company, in garrison here, to me, the Notary, well 
known, and of sufficient age, who at the request of 
the Worshipful Tielman van Vleeck, Schout of the 
Village of Bergen, declared it to be true, that in the 



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month of August of last year 1663, not recollecting 
the precise day, he has heard Douwe Hermansen in 
said village berate and scold requirant's wife, stand- 
ing in her house, as a vagabond, and that said words 
were spoken by said Douwe, when requirant was 
sick abed. Herewith closing his testimony he offers 
to confirm the same under oath, if required. Thus 
done etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Jan Nagel 

PlETER VAN DE WaTER 

Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 
Engrossed copy hereof given to-day. 

To-day, the 4^^^ of April 1664, appeared before me, 
Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., Jan de 
Wit, who declared to have sold, as he hereby does, 
to Klaes Jansen van Langendyck, who also appearing 
acknowledges to have bought, half of the windmill, 
as it now stands upon the plain outside of this City 
near the Fresh Water, with half of the lot, on which 
it stands, measuring 20 rods square; half of a frame, 
on which were the sails; half of the ropes, used to 
turn over the mill stones; half of four new sails, of 
which purchaser shall pay for two and the Company 
besides one half of the two old sails, belonging to the 
mill from of old; half of two .... and all apper- 
tainino- to said mill, movable and immovable, on con- 
dition, that purchaser takes upon himself one half of 
what is due by said mill to the Company, to-wit 
weekly to grind for the Company, when there is any 



of the City of New Amsterdam. 71 

wind and when required, 25 skepels of grain. Pur- 
chaser shall also have half of the horse and cart with 
what belongs to it, now in use at the mill, the half 
of a millrod, already made, but still in the woods and 
two pieces of a rod, lying at the mill ; all for the sum 
of 1325 fl., payable in good, deliverable, strung wam- 
pum in May next, on condition, that at the payment 
seller is held to deliver to purchaser said mill and 
what is belonging to it, as aforesaid and give a 
proper deed for it. If in the meantime the rod 
should fall off, then the seller shall be bound to de- 
fray half of the expense for a new one and to help in 
putting it up. Both parties promise, each for him- 
self, to observe and fulfill the foregoing under bond 
according to law, Thus done etc. 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpiGHEL JaN DE WiT 

Thomas Lourens Claas Jansen 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Pub. 

This day, the 8^^ of April 1664, appeared before 
me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., the 
worthy Jillis Pietersen of Fort Orange, who declared 
to have leased to the worthy Hendrick Bosch, cutler 
and Burgher of this City, who also appearing acknowl- 
edged to have rented, a house and lot on Pearl 
Street in this City, between the houses of Egbert 
van Borsum and Wil Kock, for the time of four con- 
secutive years, beginning on the first of May 1664 
and ending on the same day in 1668, for the sum of 
250 fl. in good current strung wampum a year, one 



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half payable half yearly. Lessor promises to deliver 
said house to lessee, when he enters upon the lease, 
in good repairs and keep it so during the years of the 
lease, while lessee promises on his side to occupy the 
house decently. Both parties promise, each for him- 
self, etc. etc, etc. 

LOUWERENS VAN DE SpiGHEL JeLIS PETERSEN 

J. V. D. Water Hendrick Bosch 

Quod attestor: Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 

To-day, the of June 1664, appeared be- 
fore me, Walewyn van der Veen, Notary Public, etc., 
Jan Roelofsen, Burgher and inhabitant of this City, 
who declared that in the most binding legal manner, 
he has constituted and empowered as his attorney, as 
he hereby does, his brother-in-law Frederick Jeroni- 
mus, living at Amsterdam, Holland, to demand, col- 
lect and receive in his name and behalf such moneys, 
as are left and due to him, the constituant, from his 
late father Roelof Luycassen and mother Aeltie Her- 
mans, deceased at the City of Ootmars in the Prov- 
ince of Overyssel, as inheritance and childs share, 
now in the hands of his brother Willem Roelofsen, 
living in said City; to give acquittance for what he 
receives to guarantee against future demands etc. 
etc. etc. 

Hendrick Bosch Yan'Rolffsen 

Jan Gerritsen van Butenhusen 

Quod attestor : Wal. van der Veen, Not. Publ. 



EXECUTIVE MINUTES OF THE 
BURGOMASTERS. 



EXECUTIVE MINUTES OF THE 
BURGOMASTERS. 



Friday, February ii, 1661, at the City Hall 
present Messrs. Allard Anthony and Paulus Leen- 
derzen van den Grift. 

Before the Board appeared the Hon^'^ Marten 
Cregier, Old Burgomaster, and Oloff Stevensen van 
Cortlandt, late Treasurer. Mr. Cortlandt renders 
account to the Burgomasters of his administrations 
of the City's revenues and delivers all the account 
books and other papers concerning the City, which 
are turned over to Mr. Marten Cregier, the Treas- 
urer for this year, according to inventory. 

Friday, February 18, 166 1, present at the City 
Hall (as above.) 

Pursuant to the order of January 31 (11?) of this 
year 1661, on the petition of Schout, Burgomasters 
and Schepens concerning the travelling about of 
Scotchmen, it has been decided and resolved to inform 
thereof the Burghers and inhabitants of this City by 
handbills and Secretary Nevius is therefore ordered 
to draw up such a notice: also, at the request of the 
churchmasters of this City, to issue two orders, one 
for Claas van Elslandt the elder, the other for Jan 

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Gillisen Koeck, about ringing of the bell and burying- 
the dead and what pertains to it. 

Friday, February 25, 1661 present (jit supra). 

Before the Board appeared Alexander Carolus 
Curtius, the master of the Latin school, who was 
told, the Burgomasters had heard, that he took from 
his pupils one beaver each quarter, which is against 
the order concerning his salary, as fixed by the 
Director General and the Burgomasters of this City, 
also that he does not keep strict discipline over the 
boys in his school, who fight among themselves and 
tear the clothes from each others bodies, which he 
should prevent or punish. He answers about the 
taking beavers, that at the beginning of school the 
parents of his pupils came to him, urging him to 
teach the children well, which he promised to do 
and has done more than usual, but he must therefore 
also have more than w^as allowed him, for which they 
have promised him one beaver; concerning the dis- 
cipline he says, his hands are bound, as some people 
do not wish to have their children punished and he 
requests, that the Burgomasters would make a rule 
or law for the school ; it is also necessary, that his 
school (house) should be enlarged. 

Jan Jelisen Koeck produces the list of all, from 
wdiom he has received the money for the Rattle 
w^atch, and of those, who are unwilling to pay. 

Lodowyck Pos appearing, he is informed, the Bur- 
gomasters have heard, that he had said to those 



of the Burgomasters. j^ 

among the Burghers, who have paid, they need not 
pay for the Rattle watch, which he denies. 

The Burgomasters decide, that the members of 
the Rattlewatch shall be exempt from the payment 
on condition, that they shall also call (the hours) 
outside of the gates, the Landgate as well as the 
Watergate*, for which the people living there must 
pay to support the Rattlewatch. 

Before the Board came Jan Cornelissen from 
Vrensburgh, Cornells Barensen and Matthys Muller, 
members of the Rattle watch, who requested to be ex- 
empted from payment of the watch money, where- 
upon they were informed of the preceding resolution. 

Pieter Jansen, ships carpenter, asks for permission 
to build a house in the Maagde Paatje (Maiden 
Lane), alongside of Cornells the smith, back of the 
wharf, which is granted and an order accordingly 

made. 

Claas van Elslandt the younger is ordered to fetch 
his father and coming back he says, Mr. Cornells van 
Ruyven has given his father some letters, arrived 
from the South, to deliver, which he is doing now. 

At the request of the Churchmasters the following 
order is handed to Jan Gillizen Koeck : 

Order. 

The Burgomasters of this City of Amsterdam in 
N. N., having taken into consideration the request 

* The landgate was at Wall Str. and Broadway, the Watergate at 
Wall Str. and Pearl. 



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of the Churchmasters of said City, herewith authorize 
and qualify Jan JeHsen Koeck to take care, that the 
bell be tolled for the dead at the proper time, also to 
preserve the pall, collect the hire thereof for the 
church as well as the fee for ringing the bell, the 
rent for the straps, benches and boards; to keep a 
record of all, who have died and are buried, without 
concerning himself with anything else in this regard. 
Done at Amsterdam in N. N. February 25, 1661. 
By order etc. 

Order for the Churchmasters 

Having received the remonstrance of the Church- 
masters concerning the pews in the church and the 
vacant seats in them, the Burgomasters of the City 
of Amsterdam in N. N. think, it is proper, that the 
vacant seats in the pews should be rented out or sold 
for the benefit of the Church and therefore grant 
the request. Done ut supra. By Order etc. 

Having received the returns of the election of 
Churchmasters, Orphanmasters and Firewardens the 
Burp^omasters have submitted the followincj nomi- 
nations to the Hon^'^ Director General and Council. 

Honourable, Valiant Gentlemen. 

Whereas the term of the Hon'"^ Nicasius de Sille 
as Churchmaster has expired ; whereas the Hon^'^ 
Paulus L, van de Grift, late Orphanmaster, has been 
confirmed by your Honours as Burgomaster and 
Sieur Joannes de Peyster, having served as Orphan- 



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master two consecutive years, requests to be dis- 
charged and whereas Sieur Hendrick Kip senior has 
continued as Firewarden for some years, while Sieur 
Jan Jansen de Jongh, also Firewarden, has removed 
outside of the Landgate, therefore the Burgomasters 
of this City, to whom you have referred the nomi- 
nations, submit a double number for each ofifice, as 
follows : 

For Churchmaster 

Hon^'^ Joannes de Decker, Councillor of N. N. 
Hon^'® Cornells van Ruyven. Secretary. 

For Orphanmasters 

Marten Cregier, Old Burgomaster 

Cornells Steenwyck 

Hendrick Kip senior 

Hendrick Jansen van der Vin 

For Firewardens 

Vernaer Wessels 

Hendrick Willemsen the Baker 

Jan Jansen van Brestee 

Claas Gangelofzen Visser. 
We request, that you will, please to elect from 
these, whom you deem fit for these duties. Done 
etc. * 

By Order etc 

Friday, March 4, 1661, present (as before), Claas 
van Elslandt the younger handed to the Burgo- 
masters the following record of the confirmation of 
Church and Orphanmasters and Firewardens : 



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Extract from the Register of Resolutions of the 
Director General and Council of New Nether- 
land, adopted at their meeting Thursday, 
March 3, 1661. 

Having received and read the nominations for the 
offices of Churchmasters, Orphanmasters and Fire- 
wardens, as submitted by the Burgomasters of this 
City, the Director General and Council have there- 
from continued, chosen and confirmed 

As Churchmaster Hon'''® Nicasius de Sille con- 
tinued. 

As Orphanmasters Messrs. Marten Cregier, Old 
Burgomaster, and Cornells Steenwyck, Old Schepen. 

As Firewardens Hendrick Willemsen the Baker 
and Claas Gangelofzen Visser. 

Done at Fort Amsterdam in N. N., date as above. 
Beneath stood : Agrees with the Register — Signed 
C, v. Ruyven, Secr^. 

The request of Allard Coninck, asking to be ex- 
cused from purchasing his small Burgerright, because 
at the time of the great war he with others has 
helped to work on the wall, is answered by : Pursuant 
to the privileges, granted by the Director General 
and Council of N. N. petitioner's request cannot be 
granted, but he must pay like others. 

Claas van Elslandt senior appearing, he is told, 
that complaints are made against him, because he 
does not behave well as oravediororer and when invit- 
ing people to a burial, and because of his age 
and loner residence here he is warned to behave 



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better henceforth and the following order is given 
him: 

The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in 
N. N. have taken into consideration the request of 
the Churchmasters and herewith charge and direct 
Claas van Elslandt the elder to take care only of the 
graves of the dead, dug in the church and in the 
church yard; to look after the bier being fetched and 
brought back to the proper place; to invite, accord- 
ing to old custom, everybody to the funeral, walk 
decently before the corpse and to demand and 
receive pay only for his services, without asking for 
more. Done February 25, 1661. By Order etc. 

Before the Board appeared Eghbert Meindersen, 
to whom was read the request and affidavit of the 
sworn butchers against him and he was asked, what 
he had to say. He answers, that that is only spite, 
for as regards the sick pig, he can prove by ten wit- 
nesses, that it had only a sore throat and that they 
came to appraise the pig in the evening at about 
9 o'clock, when he was going to bed, whereupon he 
told them, to value and slaughter it, which they 
would not do. Thereupon he went with them and 
valued the pig at 24 fl.; they asked, whether he would 
take it for that price, he said Yes and kept it. As to 
the slaughter ticket, he did not allow anybody to go 
away, who brought the money ; he cannot give credit, 
as he has over 300 fl. outstanding for the last year. 

The following answer is given to the request of 
the sworn butchers: Petitioners are referred to the 



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Court of Burgomasters and Schepens in re the sick 
pig and may there enter their suit against Eghbert 
Meindersen. Concerning the slaughtering of cattle, 
allowed him until further orders, he is ordered not to 
let anybody run after the excise ticket, if he has paid 
for it. 

Abraham Pietersen Molenaar (miller), who has 
some of the City's money on interest, appears and 
as the City needs the capital, he is told to go to Mr. 
Olof Stevensen and ask, whether he will take the 
loan on his account and satisfy the City, he, Abraham, 
ofivinof a mortpfaofe on his house, the interest to be 
remitted. He answers, the City has not demanded 
interest from him, but promises to go and speak with 
Olof Stevensen. 

The servants of Coenraat ten Eyck appear, of 
whom Jan Jelissen Koeck says, they are not willing to 
pay the Rattlewatch dues. They say, that by their con- 
tract with him, they are exempted from it, and are or- 
dered to pay, retaining their recourse on their master. 

Marritje Roelofs is also accused by said Jan Jelissen 
with not paying the Rattle watch dues and says, she 
is willing to do it as soon as she can, whereupon she 
is ordered to do as the others. 

Aaltje Mareschal is allowed fourteen days more, 
in which to pay for her Burgher right. 

Order concerning the Orphanmasters. 

Whereas accordincr to the Extract from the 
Register of Resolutions of the Director General 



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and Council, dated March 3, 1661, from the nomi- 
nations by the Burgomasters of this City the 
Hon^^° Marten Cregier, Old Burgomaster, and 
Cornells Steenwyck, Old Schepen, have been con- 
firmed as Orphanmasters vice Paulus Leendersen 
van der Grift, late Orphanmaster and now Burgo- 
master, and Joannes de Peister, therefore said 
Marten Cregier and Cornells Steenwyck are here- 
with ordered and authorized, to enter upon the 
duties of Orphanmasters with Mr. Oloff Stevensen 
Cortlant and serve as such. Done at the session of 
the Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. 
N. March 4, 1661. 

Order concerningf the Churchmasters. 

Whereas according to the Extract (ut supra) the 
Hon^'* Nicasius de Sille has been continued by the 
Director General and Council as Churchmaster, 
therefore he is herewith requested and authorized 
to perform the duties of said office for the ensuing 
year with Hendrick Jansen van der Viss. Done 
ut supra. 

Order concerning the Firewardens. 

Whereas according to the Extract (ut supra) 
from the nominations by the Burgomasters Hendrick 
Willemsen the baker and Nicolaas Gangelofsen 
Visser have been confirmed as Firewardens with 
Evert Duyckingh vice Hendrick Hendricksen Kip 
and Jan Jansen de Jongh, therefore said Hendrick 



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Willemsen the baker and Claas Gangelofsen Visser 
are herewith ordered and authorized to enter upon 
the duties of Firewardens and to serve as such with 
the old Firewarden Evert Duyckingh. Done as 
above. 

Friday, March ii, 1661, present as before. 

Before the Board appeared Pieter Wolfersen van 
Couwenhoven, who requested, that his accounts 
with the City might be closed. Having examined 
the accounts the Burgomasters find, that Pieter van 
Couwenhoven has still to receive from the City 
52 fl. 16. — , provided the City undertakes to pay 
371 fl. 16. — for planks, which the Company ought to 
pay. 

Isaack de Foreest is asked to pay for the lot, 
bought from the City by Jelis Pietersen ; he 
answers, Immetje, the widow of Frans Clasen must 
pay for it. Immetje produces a writing showing, 
that the lot, which said de Foreest has bought, has 
been paid for, but upon examination of the writing, 
it is found, that the payment was for houserent. 
Isaack de Foreest is told, he must pay, as he has 
bought the lot, whereupon he requests permission 
to sell the house again, and as Immetje, being a 
widow, is not in the condition to raise the money 
for the payment, which the Burgomasters under- 
stand, she is given time and ordered to look about 
and raise the money. 

Jacques Corteljau asks for the Burgherright for 



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his brother-in-law, who intends to establish himself 
as wheelwright. He is told to go to the Treasurer. 

Pieter Andriesen, alias the Chimney sweep, asks 
for a conveyance of the lot, bought from the City, 
and is ordered to go to the President for a 
note. 

Daniel Vervelen is ordered to pay for his Burgher- 
right, whereupon he says, Mr. Oloff Stevensen had 
told him, he must pay for it 20 fl. in wampum. 

Jurrien Janzen van Auweryck is ordered to pay for 
his Burgherright and the bucket money ; he 
promises to do his best. 

Ambrosius Weerhem coming in and asked for 
payment of his Burgherright, answers and promises 
to work it off in the service of the City. 

Lambert Hendricksen is ordered to pay for his 
Burgherright according to obligation. 

Metje Greveraat is asked, why she has not yet 
paid her money for the Rattle watch and for her 
Bureherriorht. She answers, that she cannot do it, 
as she does not earn as much as a man and there- 
fore she requests, to be excused, but she is ordered 
to pay, the payment for the Burgherright being 
meanwhile suspended. 

Aris Otte is asked, why he does not pay the fire- 
bucket dues and says, that Jan Jansen Hagenaar 
had undertaken to pay it. He is ordered to do it 
himself, having his recourse on Jan Jansen or his 
heirs. 

Rem Jansen Smitt called upon for payment of 



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his Burgherright, pretends he ought to be excused, 
because he has been so long in the country. 

Andrees Joghimzen, asked why he does not pay his 
share (of the taxes ?), promises to pay lo fl. 

Daniel Litsco is told, that according to the books 
and papers of Jacob Kip, the former Secretary, he 
still owes 92 fl. 10. — excise dues for the year 1654, 
whereupon he shows a receipt, dated December 29, 

1654. 

The wife of Eghbert van Dorsum also is told, that 
she owes 179 fl. 12, — excise dues for 1654; she 
answers, that she did not know, she owed it, as she 
had never been asked for it and that she had always 
paid, when the collector came. 

Maria Polett, told as before, that she still owes 
70 fl. 12. — excise dues for 1654, says, she does not 
owe, having paid it to Kip. 

Abraham de la Noy is informed, it has been 
found, that he owes 127 fl. 16. — excise dues for the 
aforesaid year, but he disproves it by his book. 

Sybout Clazen asks for the appointment of arbi- 
trators on the accounts between himself and his wife, 
which request having been considered, the case is 
referred to Sieurs Jacob Strycker and Joannes de 
Peister, late Schepens of this City, in the presence of 
Schepen Pieter van Couwenhoven. 

Extract from the Recrister of Resolutions of 
the Director General and Council of New 
Netherland, adopted at their meeting Thurs- 
day, March 10, 1661. 



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The Burgomasters of this City are directed to de- 
liver to the Secretary of the Director General and 
Council in due shape the City's accounts of receipts 
and expenditures during the last year, 1660, and to 
do so henceforth every year on the day before the 
old Burgomasters leave office and the new ones enter 
upon it, as it is done in the praiseworthy govern- 
ment of the City of Amsterdam. Done at Fort 
Amsterdam in New Netherland, date as above. 
Beneath stood: Agrees with the original. Signed 
Corn, van Ruyven, Secretary. 

Friday, March 18, 1661, at the City Hall present 
(as before). 

Before the Board appeared Jacob Kip, late Secre- 
tary, who was told, that according to his accounts of 
the excise there were people still in debt for the 
general excise on beer and wine, who when spoken 
to about it, said they had paid. He answers, he 
says delivered his accounts to the Company and is 
asked to furnish to the Burgomasters an extract from 
these accounts, so that a balance of his account may 
be sent to each debtor. 

Lodowyck Pas entering reports, that the Rattle- 
watch importune him about fuel and he does not 
know, how much is allowed them. He is told, no 
fire wood has been allowed. Pieter Schaafbanck is 
asked, how much wood has been o-iven to the Rattle- 
watch : he says, 200 pieces, and the Queekers* have 

* This word may mean Quakers or pupils. 



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had about loo pieces. He is ordered, to demand 
and receive from Resolveert Waldron the money, 
which he has had from the Qiteekers for wood. 

Albert Pieterzen, the bugler, says, he has been 
spoken to about the money for his Burgerright, but 
as he is an old Burgher he ought to be exempted from 
paying it. The Burgomasters agree to wink at it 
and inform the Treasurer. 

Tomas Swartwout is asked, how it comes, that he 
does not pay for his Burgerright and his fire buckets 
dues. He answers, he has not been able to raise it 
and that he has sold his land, to satisfy everybody. 
It is therefore resolved, to wait yet for some time. 

Jan Gerrizen van Buytenhuys is asked, why he 
does not pay for his Burgherright, and says, he can- 
not raise it, but promises to pay next May and then 
says, in a month. 

Jan Janzen from Rotterdam is asked, why he does 
not pay his fire buckets dues and answers, he has 
paid them. He is then told, that he has another 
house, for which he must pay, but as it is a small 
building, he is allowed to pay one fiorin in wampum 
instead of in beaver and ordered to do so. 

Roelof Hendricksen, summoned for non-payment 
of his Rattlewatch dues, says, he has not so much, 
and it is resolved, to be lenient with him, 

Herry Bresar, summoned for refusing to pay the 
Rattlewatch dues, says, the watchmen do not come 
to, where he lives. The Captain of the Rattlewatch, 
being spoken to about it, says, that according to 



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orders, they have not to go farther than the Maagde 
Paatje (Maiden Lane), whereupon he is told, that 
this order referred to bad weather, at any other time 
they had to go as far as Tomas Hal's. 

Stoffel Elswaart, summoned for non-payment of 
his Rattlewatch dues, says, he has no money and 
has earned none for a long time, but he offers to 
deliver 100 pieces of firewood for one year's dues, 
which is accepted and he is promised, that if the 
wood should be more, than he owes, he shall be paid 
the difference. 

Jan Jelizen states, that he has not been able to col- 
lect the dues from Claas van Elslant senior, Bruyn 
the mason, nor from Jeremias Jansen and his 
brother. 

Before the Board appeared the Hon^^^ Marten 
Cregier and Cornelis Steenwyck, who are informed 
of the resolution of the Director General and Council 
confirming their election as Orphanmasters: they are 
requested to do their duties in this office, which they 
promising to do, their commission in communi forma 
is given to them. 

On the nth of April, 1661. Abraham Cermel has 
been accepted as Rattle watchman and has taken 
the oath of fidelity. 

Friday, April 15, 1661, at the City Hall present 
(as before). 

Jonas Barteltsen appears before the Board and a 
bargain is made with him for cases in the Council- 



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chamber, to place therein the City's papers, books, 
etc., for which he is to receive 4 fl. per day. 

Mrs. Wessels requests, that the concierge (Sheriff's 
officer) be ordered, to execute the judgement of 
January 4, 1661, against Jacob Jansen Sam. So 
ordered. 

The wife of Leendert Arendsen, summoned for 
non-payment of Rattle watch dues, requests, to be 
excused : whereupon she was promised, that she 
should not be spoken to about it very soon. 

The following Ordinance was delivered to the 
skippers, now in port : 

N. N., skipper of the ship X. Y. Z., is herewith 
ordered by the Burgomasters of this City, to pay 
to their Treasurer for the accommodations in dis- 
charging his cargo at the landing place 8 stivers 
per last,* less goods and wares pro rata, of which he 
may charge two thirds to his freighters. Done etc. 
April 28, 1661. 

Frans Jansen from Amsterdam petitions for the 
Burgherright and it is ordered, that the petition be 
granted, on condition that he pay to the Treasurer, 
what is due. Done etc. April 30, 1661. 

Order. 

Treasurer Marten Cregier is hereby directed by 
the Burgomasters of this City not to receive pay- 
ment for Burgherright from anybody, unless the 
same has been asked for and obtained from them. 
Done etc. April 30, 1661. 

* 4000 pounds, , 



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Wednesday, May 4, 1661, at the City Hall pres- 
ent (as before). 

Before the Board appeared Abraham Staats, who 
is informed of the order of the Director General and 
Council, concerning the obtaining of the Burgher- 
right and its benefits. He has absented himself 
from here for four consecutive months and was for- 
bidden to carry anybody along, unless he did first 
pay his dues to the City. 

The carriers of the Weighhouse appearing on a 
complaint, that an anker of Annis had been found 
half empty, were asked, who had brought it to the 
Weighhouse. Barent Jacobsen says, he has done it 
and Crey Jacobsen, that he has carried it out. 

Balthasar de Haart is informed, that he is re- 
ported having complained to Fiscal Nicasius de 
Sille, that his anker of Annis was laying half empty 
in the Weighhouse. He says, it was about one 
fourth empty, but while it was on the bridge or at 
the landing place it was full ; he has not moved it 
and has later seen, that it had been rolled about. 
Asked, whether he demands satisfaction or whether 
the matter shall be further examined, he answers, 
the Fiscal had told him, he should call some neigh- 
bours as witnesses and that he should make no 
further complaint. He is then informed, of what 
the Fiscal has said against the porters and they, 
returning, are ordered, not to place goods into the 
Weighhouse and to pay more attention to mer- 
chants' property. 



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Friday, May 6, 1661, at the City Hall present (as 
before) and Marten Cregier. 

Hendrick Jansen van der Vin, appearing before 
the Board, requests, that the bond for the lot, on 
which he has built a house, be annulled, as he has 
paid it, showing a receipt from Cornells van Ruyven 
for two-thirds of the pay. Having examined it the 
Burgomasters consent to the annulling of the bond. 
Hendrick Jansen further requests, that the lot be 
measured, saying, that 4^^ feet of the 9 feet alley 
belongs to him, as the lot was sold according to bill 
of sale, and that he be exempted from sheet piling 
along the river and on the Graft. He is told, the 
case will be examined. 

Order. 

The Court Messenger Claas van Elslant junior is 
herewith ordered by the Burgomasters to forbid all 
skippers, sailing from here to Fort Orange or else- 
where, to take along any passenger, arrived here in 
the last ships from Fatherland, or their goods, unless 
they can show the written consent of the Burgo- 
masters or Treasurer, under a penalty of 150 fl. 
Done etc. 

Friday, July 8, 1 661, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and Allard 
Anthony. 

Before the Board appeared Arent Jurriaensen 
Lantsman, who is told, that complaints are made 



of the Burgomasters. 93 

against him, because he does not live in peace with 
his wife. He is ordered to guard against more com- 
plaints and answers, the parents are the cause; they 
stir her up, saying, she must not submit and may in 
time wear the breeches. He complains, they treat 
him badly. Lodowyck Pos coming in is told, that this 
brother-in-law* has complained bitterly of him, as he 
of him. He requests, they might both be heard and 
after it had been done, Lantsman was ordered, to 
live in peace with his wife. 

Sybrant Janzen Galma and Tomas Lambersen are 
told, that the pew of Burgomasters and Schepens has 
to be made larger and they are requested to do it, 
fetching the wainscot from Mr. de Sille and the City 
paying for it. 

The Rattlewatch is ordered, not to call before day 
break: Rise up from bed etc. They ask for light 
and are promised for the present two pounds of 
candles. 

The porters of the Weighhouse ask for the ap- 
pointment of an elder among them. All are heard 
singly and give their vote, by which Joost Goderis 
is elected. 

To the Noble, Very Worshipful, the Director 
General and Council of New Netherland. 

Respectfully show the Burgomasters of this City, 
that on the 15th of December 1657, you have ordered 
them, to collect from each chimney for the purchase 

* Lodowyck Pos was the father-in-law, see Records of New Amster- 
dam, first series, Vol. p. 



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and maintenance of fire buckets and ladders one 
florin and whereas there are here many poor inhabi- 
tants, who have only one small chimney, but pay as 
much for taxes as well-to-do persons, who have two 
to three fire places for one chimney, which we think, 
subject to correction, is a great disadvantage to them, 
therefore we request, your Honours will please to 
take it into consideration and put such a tax on each 
fire place, as in your wisdom you shall deem fit. 
Awaiting your decision we remain 

Your Honours obedient servants 
The Burgomasters of the City of Amsterdam 

By their order Joannes Nevius, Secry. 

Marginal Order: Petitioners are authorized to col- 
lect for each fire place one florin annually. Done at 
Fort Amsterdam in N. N. July 15, 1661. Beneath 
stood : By order of the Director General and Council 
C. v. Ruyven, Secretary. 

Friday, July 15, 1661, at the City Hall present (as 
before). 

Warrant. 

Officer Pieter Tonneman is herewith ordered by 
the Burgomasters of this City, to visit, pursuant to 
the order of the Director General and Council, with 
Secretary Nevius, Claas van Elslant and Jan Gillisen 
Koeck, all the houses within the jurisdiction of this 
City, examine the fireplaces in them, making a com- 
plete list of them including the leads and also make 



of the Burgomasters. 95 

a note of all wooden or plastered chimneys. Done 
etc. 

Order concerning the bakers. 

Pursuant to the Ordinance of the Director General 
and Council, dated October 26, 1665, you, N. N.,are 
herewith ordered by the Burgomasters of this City 
not to bake any longer within the jurisdiction of this 
City from August ist of this year, unless you have 
first asked for and obtained from the Burgomasters 
a licence, which is to be renewed every three months, 
for which you are to pay each time ^i. Flemish* 
under the penalty of being forbidden to continue for 
those, who carelessly or intentionally omit it. 

Before the Board appeared Lodowyck Pos, who is 
asked, what he had to do at night at the house of the 
Blue Dove with quarrelling and scolding and allow- 
ing his sword to be taken from him; he answers, he 
came there by accident and is reprimanded and ex- 
pressly charged, to guard against the recurrence of 
such things, look after his belongings and remain 
with his wife and children. He is asked, who has 
been there, and says, Jeremias Jansen, Wernaar 
Wessels, the hatter, Jan de Ruyter, the servant of 
Nicolaas the carter and that the trouble and quarrel 
arose between Joghins the shoemaker's man, who is 
a soldier, and Jan de Ruyter, that a sailor of the ship 
the Trouioe (Faith) and others separated them and 
that the gunner of the Moesma7i and Anthony Karel- 

*6 fl. or $2 50. 



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sen made the most trouble : that a ship's boy took 
the sword into his hand and that the sergeant with 
the soldiers drank four bottles of brandy at Jan de 
Ruyters. Lodowyck Pos is ordered and charged to 
look after the Rattlewatch, inspect their attention to 
duty and appearance and then go to bed, rise again 
now and then at midnight and see, whether the men 
do their duty and to let Jacques Pryn and Hendrick 
van Bommel for the present continue as watchmen. 

Jan Jellisen Koeck produces a list of persons, wha 
owe for their Burgherright. 

Jan Cornelizen from Vlensburgh requests, that as 
he is to sail for the Fatherland, his places as porter 
of the Weighhouse and in the Rattlewatch may be 
kept vacant until his return. The Burgomasters 
promise, that the place of porter shall be kept 
vacant, provided he returns by the first ship, ready 
to sail. 

Wednesday, July 27, 1661, at the City Hall pres- 
ent (as before). 

Order for the Treasurer. 
Mr. Marten Cregier, Treasurer of this City, is 
herewith ordered by the Burgomasters to cause Jan 
Jellisen Koeck to go about on the i^^ of August 
next and collect one fl. for each fireplace in this 
City's jurisdiction according to the test thereof. 

Joost Goderis as elder is herewith charged by the 
Burgomasters to deliver to Secretary Nevius within 



of the Burgomasters. 97 

24 hours from date a statement of what the porters 
take for carrying wares, goods, beer and wine from 
one place to the other. 

J oris Rapalje requests to be made harbourmaster. 

Marginal Order : 
Granted, July 29, 1661. 

Monday, August i, 1661, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Allard Anthony, Paulus Leendersen van 
der Grift, Marten Cregier and Olof Stevensen van 
Cortlant. 

The President reports, that at the request of the 
Burgomasters and on the recommendation of the 
Director General to the masters of this Province 
Master Evert Pietersen is sent here as schoolmaster, 
precentor and comforter of the sick by the Directors 
of the Company and he absolutely requires a proper 
dwelling and schoolhouse, which the Director Gen- 
eral requests the Burgomasters to consider, giving 
an answer to-day. Thereupon it is resolved : As 
soon as Master Evert Pietersen has been appointed 
schoolmaster etc. by the Director General and 
Council and the Burgomasters have been notified of 
it, they will dispose of the matter and for this 
purpose ask for the lot behind the house of the 
Fiscal to build a schoolhouse. 

Order for skipper Pieter Reyerzen. 

Pieter Reyersen, skipper of the ship Beaver, is 
herewith ordered by the Burgomasters of this City 



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to pay to their Treasurer for the accommodations in 
discharging and taking in cargo at the landing place 
5 stivers in beavers per last, smaller goods pro rata. 
Done etc. 

The President also reports, the Burgomasters had 
decided, that as some very important matters would 
come before them for decision, the Old Burgo- 
masters should be invited to sit with them, so that, 
when they came again into office, they might be 
acquainted with the matter. 

Storm Alberzen* is asked, where he intends to 
live and says at Fort Orange in the Fuyck,f trading 
there, where he still has half a house standing. 
The Burgomasters decide, that Storm Albersen and 
others are bound to purchase his Burgherright and 
keep here an open shop for six weeks. Re-entering 
he is informed thereof, but excused from keeping 
shop here for six weeks. 

Provisional Instructions, given by the Burgo- 
masters of the City of Amsterdam in N. N. to the 
porters of the Weighhouse and the beer carriers. 

First. They shall be held to report every morning 
at 6 o'clock before the Company's Warehouse or 
Scales and remain there until 12 noon, coming back 
at I o'clock to remain until sunset. 

2. They shall not be allowed to handle wine or 

* A son of Albert Bratt, who having been born during a storm at 
sea, was baptized Storm and called himself van der Zee. 

f The Fuyck or Fishnet, now that part of Albany, N, Y., called 
Steamboat Square and neighborhood. 



of the Burgomasters. 99 

beer or take it from one place to the other without 
first demanding and receiving the proper excise or 
transfer ticket. 

3. They shall furnish their own tools for handling 
wine and beer. 

4. In attending to their duties they shall not drink 
to excess, so that beer, wine or other goods, which 
they handle, may not suffer damage, under the 
penalty of losing their days wages and paying 
besides a fine of 3 fl. for the common fund, 

5. If any damage has been caused by their drunk- 
enness, they must pay for it and besides 6 fl. for the 
common fund. 

6. In order, that every thing is done in good 
order and by rule the Burgomasters elect from the 
porters of the Weighhouse Joost Goderis as fore- 
man, whom the others must obey. 

7. The foreman shall be held to remain at the 
Scales or the Company's Warehouse during the 
aforesaid hours, without leaving, for the convenience 
of the merchants. 

8. The first returning from a job shall immediately 
take hold of another, unless there is something else 
to be done and he shall then go to it by order of the 
foreman without contradicting him under a penalty 
of 3fl. 

9. Of whatever they have done and worked at 
they shall, each time they return to the Weighhouse, 
give a strict report to the foreman, who shall be held 
to keep a good account for the information and 



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convenience of the merchants ; also of the beer 
(carried). 

10. Upon the receipt of an excise ticket they shall 
immediately tear and preserve it and if one or more 
should have been lost, he, who has lost it, shall be 
fined I fl. for the common fund. 

11. After having done their work they shall im- 
mediately deliver the excise tickets to the foreman, 
who is to keep them until the evening and then re- 
turn them to the farmers of the excise or at the 
latest next morning before 9 o'clock under the 
penalty of 2 fl. for the fund and for each ticket lost 
he must also pay i fl. 

12. He, who does not pay proper attention, shall 
pay 36. to the fund for a whole day and he, who 
comes one hour too late, 10 stivers. 

13. If it happens, that there is a great deal of 
hurried work, so that it is not possible to do all, then 
they shall hire somebody to assist, taking care, that 
he is a faithful person, as they must be security for 
him. 

14. If one of them badly treats merchants or 
Burghers he shall be fined 6 fl. and be punished ac- 
cording to circumstances. 

15. Whoever refuses to let the foreman deduct the 
fine on a complaint, shall suffer twofold punishment. 

16. They shall see, that nobody besides them 
works on wine or beer and whoever is detected 
doing so shall be fined one third for the beer 
carried. 



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1 7. They shall not take more for their work than 
the wages, prescribed by the Burgomasters under the 
penalty of losing their places. 

18. When the fire bell rings they shall be at hand 
and help, under penalty of losing their places. 

19. If one of the Weighhouse porters falls sick, 
they shall pay him weekly 6 fl. 

20. They shall produce their instructions to the 
Burgomasters every year and ask for continuation in 
the service. 

21. The foreman shall be held to deposit every 
Saturday the money, earned during the week, and 
not on Sunday, on pain of 6 fl. for the fund. 

22. But what has been earned in unloading and 
loading ships shall be deposited by the foreman, 
when convenient, only not on Sunday under the 
penalty as above. 

23. The beer carriers and porters of the Weigh- 
house shall promise and swear, that they will perform 
the duties of their office faithfully and uprightly, 
neither commit frauds nor allow others to commit 
them and to observe, what hereafter may be added 
to these instructions by the Burgomasters. 



Friday, August 5, 1661, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Allard Anthony and Paulus Leendensen van 
der Grift. 

Before the Board appears Jan Gillisen Koeck, who 
reports that the Schepens Tymotheus Gabry, Pieter 



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Wolfersen van Couwenhoven and Jeronimus Ebbinck 
are not willing to pay the dues for their fire- 
places. 

Paulus Schrick is told, that he must pay for his 
Burgherright. He says, a distinction should be 
made between persons, who trade, and those, who 
come to collect debts; he has not sold any goods, 
but has sent some beans to Pieter Loockermans at 
Fort Orange for sale and now takes them back. 
This having been taken into consideration, he is ex- 
cused from purchasing the Burgherright, as it is 
allowed to everybody to send goods to a resident 
and Burgher here for sale on commission. 

Jan Gillizen Koeck reports, that he has spoken to 
several men, arrived in the ships, about payment for 
the Buraherriorht. 

Order for the Treasurer. 

Mr. Marten Cregier, Treasurer of this City, is 
herewith ordered and directed by the Burgomasters, 
to send Jan Gillisen Koeck to collect the outstand- 
ing dues for each fireplace in the City, which are not 
yet paid, without regard of persons and the officer 
Pieter Tonneman is authorized, to assist him in cases 
of refusal, first warning the recusants to guard 
against loss and then levying the dues by distraint, 
charging for the visit 3 fl. 

The labourers of the Weighhouse are provisionally 
allowed to charge and receive the following wages 
for their work, at the Warehouse. 



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103 



For handling wine and 


beer by 


the carriers 




Outside of the gates 


For a tun of beer 


fl. .10 


" half a tun 


.5 


" a quarter 


 4 


Inside the gates 




For a tun 


.8 


" a half tun 


.4 


' ' a quarter 


.3 


For wines 




For a barrel of oil 


" 1. 10. 


" " " of brandy 


" 1-4. 


" a hhd. of wine or 


" .:2 


vinegar 




" an awm of wine 


" .10 


" half an awm 


.6 


" an anker 


.4 


" half an anker 


•• .8 



For a large bundle of duf- 
fels fl. 1. 10 

" a case of duffels " .18 

" do of linnen " .18 

" a bale of rice " .12 

" a bale of canvas " .12 

" cask of nails " .18 

" do of prunes " i. — . 

" barrel of rice " .18 

" keg of hatchets " .12 

" barrel of kettles " .12 

" othergoodsand trifles 
pro rata " 

" putting a barrel on the 

scales " .6 

and taking it off. 

" rolling a hhd. of to- 
bacco out of the boat 
and to the scales " .9 

" rolling a hhd of to- 
bacco to the house 
and putting it on 
the scales " .9 

" opening a hhd. of to- 
bacco " .4 

" all other goods pro 
rata according to 
weight 

The Burgomasters resolve to ask the Director 
General and Council for the lot behind the house of 
Nicasius de Sille. 

Jan Janzen de Jongh is asked, why he refuses to 
pay his dues for the fireplaces in his brewery. He 
answers, he has not yet made up his mind to pay. 

Order. 

The Officer is ordered to compel Jan Jansen de 
Jongh by execution to pay his fire dues for the 
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Master* Jacob Huges coming in says, he has been 
summoned to pay for his Burgherright, but as he 
left his wife here and has kept fire and light in his 
house, he is excused. 

Saturday, August 6, 1661, present (as before). 

The Burgomasters resolve, that all papers to be 
used by parties in a law-suit shall be handed in next 
Monday morning at 7 o'clock and for this purpose 
an order is to be sent to Jacob Vis, also to Mattheus 
de Vos to exchange papers. 

Before the Board appeared Hendrick Hendricksen 
Obe, who was asked, when he was engaged as City 
drummer. Answering, in June, he is told, that the 
City had to bear many burdens and therefore it had 
been resolved, that one drummer should not have 
more pay, than the other, and each is allowed 50 fl. 
He says, he will not engage for that and rather serve 
without pay; he asks for his discharge, whereupon it 
was decided, that Hendrick Hendricksen should be 
told by the Courtmessenger, to consider until Mon- 
day. 

Steven Geneve, brazier, summoned comes in and 
is asked, whether he would care to enter the City's 
service as drummer. Answering Yes, he is asked, 
what pay he expects and says 250 fl., but only 50 are 
offered to him, as that is given to others. 

Order rel. to J. Vis 

Jacobus Vis is herewith ordered by the Burgo- 
masters to produce at the City Hall his papers in 

* Surgeons and schoolmasters had this title. 



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the suit against Hans Steyn next Monday, August 
S"', at 7 o.c. 

Order to M. de Vos 

Mattheus de Vos, as attorney for Geertruyd Win- 
gers, is herewith ordered by the Burgomasters to 
exchange his papers* in the suit against Geleyn 
Verplanck as soon as possible and give a list of them 
to the Secretary. 

Monday, August 8, 1661, present (as before). 

Hendrick Hendricksen Obe is asked, what he has 
concluded to do since last Saturday. He answers, 
he is of the same mind as before and requests to be 
discharged. The Burgomasters grant his request 
and he is discharged from his duties as drummer. 

Monday, September 12, 1661, present (as before). 

Paulus van de Beeck appearing before the Board, 
he is informed of the complaints, that he makes no 
payments in deduction of the rent to those, who 
have orders on him and that he now owes rent for 
three quarters of the year, also that the City is hard 
up. He answers, sometimes when he has no funds 
he requests two, three or four days' time, in which 
to pay, and then they give him uncivil words, but he 
promises to do, what he can. It is recommended, 
that he do his best and go to this or that inn keeper 

* According to the practice in civil cases parties to a suit had to show 
to each other proofs of their allegations and evidence. 



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to see, whether he cannot obtain 50 fl. for excise, 
which he promises to do. 

It is ordered, to lay on the table all legal papers. 

Friday, September 16, 1661, present (as before). 

Hendrick Willemsen the baker, having been 
summoned, is told, that complaints are made about 
the insufficient baking. He says, he does not know, 
how that comes and wishes he had not baked, since 
the price of bread was fixed. Asked to say now or 
to-morrow, whether the bread is well baked or not, 
he answers Yes, as formerly the flower of the meal 
was shaken out, so now the bran is taken out and 
the grain is enhanced in price by this or that baker 
and it is shameful, that the bakers allow their 
apprentices to attend to the rising of the bread, who 
do not kneed it sufficiently, which makes the bread 
bake badly : in Holland it is not customary to bake 
bran with flour, but it may happen, that some bran 
gets in, but not much. 

Officer Pieter Tonneman appearing is informed by 
the Burgomasters, that after adjournment they 
intend to go with him and inspect the streets, 
whether anything lies there to prevent driving and 
if they find the owner, he is to order him, to take it 
away or in case of refusal to do it at owner's expense. 
He is also directed to see, that the privies emptying 
on the streets be removed, as it has been forbid- 
den by Placaat, that privies should empty on the 
street. 



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Order. 

Hendrick Hendricksen Obe is herewith ordered 
by the Burgomasters to beat the drum at the com- 
ing fair and when the train band marches up under 
the orange flag, for which he shall receive, what is 
fair. Done etc. 

Order. 

Reyer Ariaansen, skipper of the ship Pcrel (Pearl), 
is herewith ordered by the Burgomasters, to deliver 
for the City according to custom, to the bearer 
hereof, Lodowyck Pos, Marshal of the Burghers, 25 
lbs. of powder. Done etc. 

September 22, 1661, By order etc. 

Friday, September 23, 1661, present (as before). 

Geertruyd Wingers requests by petition, that 
Geleyn Verplanck be examined under oath by a 
committee of two, to be appointed by the Burgo- 
masters. Marginal order ; The request is granted 
and Tymotheus Gabry with Joannes van Brugh are 
commissioned to examine Geleyn Verplanck under 
oath in the presence of the officer Pieter Tonneman. 

The petition of Jan Gillisen Koeck is deferred for 
eight days. 

Robbert Roelanzen and Abraham Janzen, carpen- 
ters, produce the decision of the arbitrators in their 
case with Annetje Dirckx, widow of Pieter Kock and 
request, that she may be forbidden to have the 
work done by others, as they have not been paid. 



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The Burgomasters order them to summon Annetje 
Dirckx for the next session of Court, as the matter 
concerns the whole bench. 

Cornells Vermeulen wants to know, why he 
should buy his Burgherright and is told, because he 
has come here with goods for sale. He says, he has 
brought most of the goods for his mother, but does 
not deny, that he has not brought some on com- 
mission, which he claims do not amount to much. 
The Burgomasters decide and tell him, that this 
being the case he must pay 26 fl. in wampum instead 
of 26 fl. in beavers. 

The bakers request by petition to be relieved 
from taking out a licence every three months and 
paying 6fl. Marginal order : The Burgomasters refer 
petitioners to the Director General and Council, 
who have given the order. Done etc. September 
26, 1661. 

Order. 

Willem Bordingh, skipper of the ship Doelc, is 
herewith ordered by the Burgomasters, to deliver 
for the City, according to custom, to bearer hereof, 
Lodowyck Pos, Burgher Marshal, 25 lbs. of powder. 
Done, etc., September 23, 1661. 

On the 27th of September the same order was sent 
to Pieter Reyersen, skipper of the Beaver, and Jan 
Berger, skipper of the St. Jan Baptist. 

Friday, October 7, 1661, at the City Hall present 



of the Burgomasters. 109 

Messrs. Allard Anthony, Paulus Leenderzen van der 
Grift and Marten Cregier. 

At his request the office of ganger and stampmas- 
ter is given to Jan Jelizen Koeck provisionally for 
one year, conform to the instructions given to the 
former ganger December 20, 1658, on condition, that 
at the end of the year he asks for it again. 

Pieter Schaafbanck, called in, is told, that the City 
has great expenses and he is asked, whether he 
wishes to continue in his office as jailer without 
salary, receiving only quarters and fuel, if he should 
remain. He says, he will consider it. 

The President reports, that contrary to orders the 
Rattlewatch calls at 4 o. c. a. m. : Rise up from bed 
etc., but does not call at midnight, which ought to be 
changed. Jan Jelissen is therefore ordered to call 
the Proovost. 

Joost Goderus and Barent Jacobzen Cool report, 
that they have been ordered to go and work on board 
ships, which has forced the Burghers to let their work 
stand and they maintain, they are not bound to do it. 
They are told, if they are opposed to it and request 
to be discharged from the work on board, that then 
they would be informed, they might no longer work 
at the Company's Warehouse, and they are advised, 
not to oppose it and when they are ordered to such 
work to hire others for the Burghers' service. 

Lodowyck Pos, Captain of the Rattlewatch, is di- 
rected to communicate to his men the following 
order : 



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The Rattlewatch is herewith ordered by the Bur- 
gomasters, in conformity with former orders and 
rules, to call the hours at all the corners prescribed 
and not to stop before reveille has been sounded, 
under a penalty of a month's pay for each and be- 
sides arbitrary correction. 

In order, that this may be done, as prescribed, 
Lodowyck Pos is charged, to pay strict attention by 
loss of his office. 

** The wife of Abraham Pietersen Carpyn enter- 
ing, she is asked, why her husband has not paid for 
his Burgherright, his note having fallen due. She 
answers, that he has met with great losses and re- 
quests a delay of two months. "^"^ Further asked, 
how much money of Jan Albersen she has attached, 
she says about 40 fl. and is willing, that the City may 
receive it. 

Down to ** this paragraph is repeated in the 
original and then it goes on : As the time has passed, 
the Burgomasters decide, that she must pay upon the 
demand of the Treasurer or his order. 

Friday, October 14, 1661, at the City Hall present 
(as before). 

Lodowyck Pos, Captain of the Rattlewatch, is 
asked, how it comes, that his men do not obey the 
order of the Burgomasters, still calling before day 
break: Rise up from bed. He answers, the watch- 
men say, they do not want to be ridiculed by other 
people and call in the day time. 



>■ asked as above say Yes 



q/ the Burgomasters. 1 1 1 

Cornells Hendricksen, the drummer, is asked, why 
he does not obey the order of the Burgomasters re- 
garding the call " Rise, etc." He says, when reveille 
is beaten it is day ; whereupon he is told, that he 
must obey orders or be discharged. He answers, he 
will obey and is ordered to do so conform to the 
regulation, published eight days ago. 

Andries Andriezen asked, whether he is willing to 
call, when the day breaks : Rise up etc., says Yes. 
Cornelis Barensen 
Hendrick van Doesburgrh 
Albert Leenderzen 
Jacques Pryn 
Hendrick van Bommel 
Abraham Kimberley 

Hendrick van Bommel returning is asked, how it 
is, that he allowed the thief to escape, who had stolen 
the coal (cabbage ?)* and whom he and his comrade 
captured. He says, walking around with his mate 
and arresting the man they took the coal (cabbage) 
from him and the mate said : We'll let him go, we 
know, who he is. Thereupon Abraham Kimberley 
was called in, who said, the man was an employe of 
the Company, to-wit Mesach, the Company's mason, 
and they tell all the details. 

Lodowyck Pos returning, he is ordered to be care- 
ful and inspect the watchmen now and then without 
regard to hour. 

Jan Jelizen Kock says, that he has spoken to 

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Abraham Pietersen about the money for the Burgher- 
right, who had answered, the devil may pay, as he 
had no money. The Burgomasters order Abraham 
Pietersen to pay to-day or to-morrow. He requests 
permission to be a butcher, but is told he must first 
pay for his Burgherright. 

Jan Gerrizen van Couwenhoven, summoned by 
Jan Jelisen Kock before the Board for non-payment 
of Rattlewatch dues, is absent. The Burgomasters 
order him promptly to pay Jan Jelissen Kock said 
8 fl. or in default the Officer Pieter Tonneman is 
authorized and requested to levy on said Jan Gerri- 
sen van Couwenhoven by execution- 
Joannes van Couwenhoven, summoned for non- 
payment of 6 fl. is absent and the same order as be- 
fore is given. 

Friday, October 21, 1661, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Pieter Tonneman, Allard Anthony, Paulus 
Leendersen van der Grift, Marten Cregier and Olof 
Stevensen van Cortlant. 

The President produces an extract from the Regis- 
ter of Resolutions of the Director General and 
Council, dated October 13, 1661, concerning deliber- 
ations for the best of the community, to prevent that 
some covetous engrossers do not buy more maize, 
venison and other things, which the savages bring 
to market, to sell it at enhanced prices to the poor 
people, and the President requests each member to 
give his advice. After some discussion it is decided^ 



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o 



that two tradinghouses should be established for this 
purpose and the savages be charged to sell their 
goods at no other places, than these. It is also 
ordered, that the planks lying before the house of 
Mr. Hans'^ shall be removed, to erect there one trad- 
ing house for the Indians. 

Hendrick Willemsen Backer (the baker) and 
Cristoffel Hooglant appear before the Board and are 
informed, that the Director General and Council 
have elected and confirmed them as foremen of the 
bakers : they are asked, whether they will accept the 
office for the benefit of the community and answer 
Yes, 

Commission. 

Whereas according to an extract from the Regis- 
ter of Resolutions of the Director General and 
Council, dated October 13, 166 1, on the nomination 
of the Burgomasters of this City Hendrick Willem- 
sen Backer and Cristoffel Hooghlant have by their 
Honours been elected and confirmed as overseers of 
the bread, to be baked in this jurisdiction, therefore 
the Burgomasters aforesaid herewith charge and 
authorize said Backer and Hooghland to see, that 
the bread is made of good material, proper weight 
and well baked and they are to perform their duties 
for the welfare of the community and the inhabitants. 
Done etc. 

Whereas the Officer Pieter Tonneman has seized 
a loaf of coarse bread, baked by Reynier the baker, 

* Surgeon Hans Kierstede. 



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and whereas the same is not as it ought to be, there- 
fore it is shown to the above said overseers to ex- 
press their opinion. After examining it they say, 
that the bread was made of honest material, but not 
well worked and fermented, also badly baked and 
made by some one, who has no knowledge of it or 
having knowledge has been in a hurry and Hendrick 
the baker declares, he might add something, but he 
has no time now. 

Reynier Willemsen Backer (baker) coming in is 
shown by the Officer the bread baked by Reynier 
and seized. Asked, how it comes, that the bread is 
so bad, Reynier says, that he was out and had put 
the boys to work meanwhile, also that the people did 
not give him peace, constantly trying to pull the 
bread out of the oven, even when he said, it was not 
done yet and must remain in the oven for another 
hour : he further says, the wheat was from Graves- 
end, which is not as good as the grain from else- 
where. 

Returning Reynier is told, to bake good and fit 
bread for the best possible accommodation of the 
community and this time he is let off, but he must be 
careful. 

In the afternoon the same members were present. 

Hendrick Willemsen Backer appears again and 
states, that the bakers cannot go on with their busi- 
ness, if they are to continue baking only for their 
wages, as they lose much time taking the grain to 
and from the mill : he also has said to Reynier, that 



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he should not blame his boys, which would not be 
done in Holland. 

The Burgomasters resolve to change the price of 
bread, provided the bakers bake the flour as it comes 
from the mill, white and good, and no cakes, cracknels 
or sweet cakes, and the price of bread has been fixed 
as follows : 

A loaf of wheat bread of 8 lbs. 22 st. 

" " " white " " " " 5 " 

Saturday, November 4, 1661, at the City Hall 
present Messrs Pieter Tonneman, Paulus Leenderzen 
van der Grift and Allard Anthony. 

The Burgomasters have adopted the following in- 
structions for Master Evert Pietersen, the school- 
master, to regulate himself thereby 

Instructions and Rules for Schoolmaster Evert 
Pietersen, drawn up by the Burgomasters of this 
City with advice of the Director General and Council. 
First. He shall take good care, that the children, 
coming to his school, do so at the usual hour, 
namely at 8 in the morning and one in the after- 
noon. 

2. He must keep good discipline among his pupils. 

3. He shall teach the children and pupils the Chris- 
tian prayers, commandments, baptism, Lord's supper, 
and the Questions with answers of the catechism, 
which are taught here every Sunday afternoon in the 
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4. Before school closes he shall let the pupils sing 
some verses and a psalm. 

5. Besides his yearly salary he shall be allowed to 
demand and receive from every pupil quarterly as 
follows : 

for each child, whom he teaches the a b c, spelling 
and reading 30 st. 

for teaching to read and write 50 " 

" " to read, write and cipher 60 " 

from those who come in the evenincj and between 
times pro rata a fair sum. 

the poor and needy, who ask to be taught for 
God's sake he shall teach for nothing. 

6. He shall be allowed to demand and receive from 
every body, who makes arrangements to come to his 
school and comes before the first half of the quarter 
preceding the ist of December next the school dues 
for the quarter, but nothing from those, who come 
after the first half of the quarter. 

7. He shall not take more from anybody, than is 
herein stated. Thus done and decided by the Bur- 
gomasters of the City of Amsterdam in N. N. No- 
vember 4, 1 66 1. 

The Burgomasters charge the Officer to direct all 
bakers in the jurisdiction of this City not to bake 
anything else, but coarse and white bread and always 
to keep coarse bread publicly for sale in the shops. 

To-day Jan Jelissen Kock, measurer of cans, ells 
and weights has taken the oath of fidelity. 

Instructions for the ganger of measures and 



of the Burgotnasters. 1 1 7 

weights, used by Burghers and inhabitants of this 
City. 

1. He shall carefully see, that the measures and 
weights are neither too large nor too small, neither 
too heavy nor too light. 

2. He shall also be careful of the right size and 
weight of his own measures and weight on pain of 
dismissal. 

3. He shall be held to accommodate all and every 
body without delay or hindrance and for this purpose 
he must remain in his dwelling in the City or if he 
goes out, he must leave word, where he is to be found 
and he must prevent complaints. 

4. As before said this office has been given him 
provisionally, but a change of the duties by increase 
or decrease remains within the discretion of the Bur- 
gomasters, to whom he is bound yearly to show his 
instructions, asking for continuation in office. 

5. He shall demand and receive for every piece 
stamped as follows : 
for each ell* 8 stivers 

for each can 3 st. and if some cans require gauging 
and engraving he shall be allowed to receive there- 
for besides the stamping 2 stivers. 

for each weight from i to 20 lbs, i st. 

" 20 to 50 " 4 " 
** " above 50 " 6. " Done etc. 

Friday, November 11, 1661, at the City Hall 

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present Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift 
and Allard Anthony. 

Having considered, what the merchants should 
pay for unloading and loading their goods as 
wharfagre dues the Burcromasters have decided : for 
a box of duffels 6 stivers, for a hogshead 2 st. and 
for a package, the size of a box of duffels, also 6 st. 

Pieter Schaafbanck, called in, is ordered to take 
better care of the City Hall, 

The Burgomasters have been informed, that the 
shipwrights working on the City's ship draw more 
than 1 100 fl. in wampum from the Treasury for 
wages, at the rate of 16 fl, in beavers. 

Friday, November 18, 1661, at the City Hall 
present Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift, 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier and Olof Stevensen 
van Cortlant. 

Claas Mareschal summoned before the Board for 
non-payment of his Burgherright according to note 
given appears and says, having lately come from 
Fort Orange he requests time. The Burgomasters 
condemn Claas Mareschal to pay to the Treasurer 
for his small Burgherright 3)^ beavers within eight 
days, which he has failed to do until now. He 
agrees to pay at the rate of 16 fl. in wampum for the 
beaver, as the Treasurer will allow that. 

Pieter Ebel appearing asks for his anker of Annise 
attached in the hands of Jacobus Backer. 

Reynier Rycker appearing before the Board,, 



of the Burgomasters. 119 

shows a bill of Jacob Backer against the City for 
237 fll. 18 St. for planks and nails delivered in 1655. 

The bakers request by petition a raise of the price 
of white, wheat and rye bread and permission to 
bake little cakes, sweet cakes and cracknels once or 
twice the week. Marginal order : The Burgo- 
masters grant the request to bake cakes and crack- 
nels, provided coarse bread is kept in the shop for 
public sale at the prescribed price and not dearer, 
but if petitioners fail to bake coarse bread, they 
shall neither bake cakes and cracknels. 

Friday, December 2, 1661, present (as before). 

The President reports, the Director General has 

decided, that the Farmer of the slaughter excise 

shall not take more for excise than lyi stivers of the 

fiorin in such pay, as has been given for the animal ; 

and therefore it is resolved to send to the Farmer 

this 

Order 

Whereas many Burghers and inhabitants of this 
City complain, that the Farmer of the slaughter 
excise exacts one stiver heavy money of the florin, 
without regard to the animals, which have been 
bought for wampum or beavers or wares at beaver 
price, valuing them at his own pleasure, therefore 
with the knowledofe of the Director General the 
Burgomasters, wishing to prevent the dissatisfaction 
and complaints, have decided and order the said 
Farmer, that he shall not demand and take more 



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than i^ St. or 7^ p. ct. for the animals, reported 
to him, in such pay, as the reported animal has been 
bought for. Done etc. 

Hermen Vedder is asked, why he does not pay 
for his Burgherright. He says, he does not know, 
that he ought to and is shown a letter from Mr. 
van Ruyven, who has undertaken to pay, if he 
(Vedder) does not, whereupon he says, he will pay. 

Mighiel Muyden, who shows by his petition, that 
during his absence in Holland he has kept fire and 
light here, is asked, where he has kept it : he says in 
his warehouse and he has paid his servant for four- 
teen months 40 fl. Further asked, whether he has 
only paid the Rattlewatch dues for his house, he 
answers, he has no house, offering to pay the City 
taxes, fallen due during- his absence. When he 
returns, the Board inform him, they had decided, he 
should pay 30 fl. in wampum, not including his great 
Burgherright. 

Mighiel Muyden reports, that Jan Coopal has let 
the house, in which he lives, without having first 
spoken to him and he asks, whether that may be 
done, as he has hitherto lived there undisturbed. 
He is advised, to lay the matter before the Court. 

Frerick Gysberzen is informed the Burgomasters 
have out of consideration decided, that he shall pay 
for his Burgherright 30 fl. in wampum. 

Lodowyck Pos reports, that the Rattlewatch has 
no firewood. The Burgomasters allow to the men 
14 pieces weekly or 2 pieces for each night, which 



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Pieter Schaafbanck is ordered to deliver to them 
every Friday. 

The Burgomasters resolve to petition the Director 
General and Council for permission to collect from 
all ships 5 stivers per last wharfage dues and for every 
hogshead exported 2 st, other freight pro rata. 

Friday, December 9, 1661, present same as before. 

The porters of the Weighhouse request by 
petition an increase of wages and to be exempted 
from paying Rattlewatch dues. Marginal order : 
The request of petitioners is for the present denied. 

The President reports the propositions made 
yesterday to the Director General and Council and 
their answer. 

Having received the request of Cornelis Barensen 
the Burgomasters decide, that everybody is bound to 
have his grain measured, except what is grown on 
his own land. 

Friday, December 23, 1661, at the City Hall 
present Messrs, Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift 
and Allard Anthony. 

The Concierge (Sheriflf's officer) Mattheus de Vos 
inquires, where the goods of Boudewyn van Nieuw- 
landt are to be sold and is told, at the house of 
Metje Wessels. 

Regnier Wisselpenninck is asked, why he does 
not pay his Burgherright and answers, he has paid 
it and has not been out of the Province of New 



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Netherland since, which upon investigation is found 
to be so. 

Guiliam de Vos has taken the Burgher's oath 
December 30, 166 1. 

Friday, January 12, 166 1, present same as before. 

Lodovvyck Pos, Captain of the Rattlewatch, is 
asked after the behaviour of Cornelius Barensen, as 
complaints are made that he comes for duty after 
9 o'c. and is not watchful. He answers, that the man 
does his duty well enough, but, since his wife has 
left, comes about a quarter past nine. 

Schepen Pieter van Couwenhoven, as a committee 
from the Court, is requested to have the half schepel 
of Govert Loockermans measured in his presence 
and stamped, if of proper size. 

Order for Paulus van de Beeck. 
Whereas many Burghers and inhabitants of this 
City complain, that the Farmer of the slaughter 
excise charges i stiver heavy money on the florin, 
appraising the animals as he pleases, contrary to the 
conditions of farm-letting the excise, which were pre- 
scribed by the general office, which rates the beaver 
at 12 fl., in wampum, therefore the Burgomasters, 
with the knowledcre of the Director General and 
wishing to prevent trouble, orders Paulus van de 
Beeck, the Farmer of said excise, henceforth not to 
rate the beaver higher or to take from an^'body more, 
than the said conditions allow, figuring the beaver at 
12 fl. in wampum. 



of the Burgomasters. 123 

The Secretary is directed by the Burgomasters to 
help remembering, that a report be made to the bench 
of Burgomasters and Schepens on the charges, paid 
by ships, barks and merchants for discharging and 
taking in goods at the landing place, also on the 
port. 

Order, how the members of the Rattlewatch shall 
go on duty. 

Frans Jansen Jacques Pryn 

with with 

Hend. Van Doesburgh And. Andrlezen 

Corn. Barensen Abraham Carmel 

with with 

Albert Leenderzen Peter Janzen Steenhaler 

Pieter Schaafbanck, the jailer, is asked, what he 
has resolved to do concerning the proposition made 
to him October 7*^^, whether he is willing to continue 
in his service as jailer for free house rent and fire- 
wood or give up the place. He answers, it is not 
possible, that he should receive no pay, which having 
been considered the Burgomasters allow him a yearly 
salary of 50 fl. 

Lodowyck Pos returning is directed to pay better 
attention and to order his men henceforth to walk 
less noisily, also inform them of the following order : 

The Rattlewatch is herewith ordered by the Bur- 
gomasters henceforth not to dare and discharge their 
water on the steps of the City Hall ; if it is found 
to have again been done he, who has done it, shall 
be arbitrarily punished and if he cannot be found out 



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and his comrades will not tell the culprit, all shall be 
spoken to and each shall lose each time 6 fl. of his 
monthly pay, as long as the person is not discovered. 
Done etc. 

On the 20th of January, 1662, Frans Janzen, Peter 
Janzen and Albert Leenderzen, members of the Rat- 
tlewatch, have as such been sworn in by the Burgo- 
masters. 

Thursday, January 26, 1662, at the City Hall 
present Messrs Paulus Leendersen van der Grift, 
Allard Anthony, Marten Cregier and Olof Steven- 
sen van Cortlant. 

Jacques Corteljau appears on summons and is 
asked, how he progresses with the map of the City. 
He answers, as far as he is concerned, it is done and 
that it has already been in the hands of van der Veen 
for 6 weeks ; he promises to have it ready this week. 

The President reports, that the Burgomasters and 
Schepens have received from the Director General 
and Council the dinsw^r Jiat quod pctittir to their re- 
quest : he also reports, the Consistory of this City 
say, it is necessary, as many poor people come from 
the country, to pass the plate for a general collec- 
tion, about which the General has written, he had 
heard, that not only here in the City but also out- 
side of it a collection was demanded for the support 
of the poor coming from outside. 

The Burgomasters resolve to send an order to the 



of the Burgo^nasters. 125 

Deaconry of this City, directing them not to give 
assistance to any body, except to the poor of this 
City and to provide these poor with clothing, food 
and a Httle money ; also to make a note of to whom 
assistance is given. 

Monday, January 30, 1661, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and Allard 
Anthony. 

Before the Board appear Messrs. Marten Cregier 
and Olof Stevensen van Cortlant. Mr. Marten 
Cregier delivers to the Board of Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens of this City his accounts of 
the revenues and expenditures, which on examina- 
tion are found to be correct. 

Monday, February 5, 1662, at the City Hall 
present Messrs. Paulus Leendersen van der Grift 
and Olof Stevensen van Cortlant. 

Messrs. Allard Anthony and Marten Cregier, sum- 
moned before the Board, appear and the bonds were 
examined, according to which the City has claim on 
several people, of whom there is a list. It is de- 
cided, to make a settlement with them and Mr. 
Allard Anthony, now Treasurer, receives all the 
papers, books etc of the City's revenues and expen- 
ditures, also a list thereof and his commission in 
commtmi forma. 

Friday, February 17, 1662, present as before. 
Mr. Allard Anthony, Treasurer of the City, states. 



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that Jan Jelissen Kock has summoned several people, 
who are unwilling to pay, namely : 

Hermen Vedder, refusing to pay the Rattlewatch 
dues, says, he does not live here and therefore is not 
bound to pay ; he would speak about it to the 
General and if he says, he ought to pay, he'll do it. 
The Burgomasters order him to pay. 

Daniel de Haart, who refuses to pay for his Bur- 
^herright, says, he is in the employ of his brother 
and does no business of his own ; he undertakes to 
prove it, which he is ordered to do, and re-entering 
he shows an invoice, but as that has nothing to do 
with the case, he is told, if he can prove, that he is 
his brother's clerk, he is free, not else, and the matter 
is deferred until his brother comes. 

Reinier Willemzen the baker, on account of his 
boy, says, as he is a boy, he is not bound to pa3\ 

The Treasurer produces a string of wampum, say- 
ing Teunis Cray had shown it to him, as having been 
offered to Jacob the baker for bread, who refused to 
accept it. 

Claas de Haan says in regard to his refusal to pay 
Rattlewatch dues, it was strange, that he and Joannes 
van der Meulen were asked for it. The Bureomas- 
ters decide, that he must pay, as long as he is here. 

Lodowyck de Roy, refusing to pay Rattlewatch 
dues, is condemned to pay them. 

Order. 
Mr. Allard Anthony, Treasurer of this City, is 



of the Burgomasters. 127 

herewith ordered by the Burgomasters, to demand 
and collect from everybody, above 16 years old, with- 
out exception, the dues for the Rattlewatch. Done 
etc. 

Jan Gerrizen van Buytenhuysen appearing shows 
a letter from his brother and says, as he has half the 
profit of the goods, sent by his brother to the cousin 
(nephew)* Andries Buytenhuys and is the next of 
kin in regard to the property left by him, he wishes 
to know, whether he may sell the goods. He is told, 
to have the letter recorded, to dispose of the case as 
shall be found proper. 

Wednesday, February 22, 1662, present (as before). 

The Burgomasters resolve, to appoint adminis- 
trators of the property left by Sicxvander Stighelen, 
Andries Buytenhuyzen and Tys Janzen Timmerman 
(carpenter), as which are chosen, viz.: for the estate 
of Sicx van der Stighelen, Joannes van der Meulen 
and Joannes de Witt, for that of Andries Buyten- 
huyzen Isaack Bedlo and Jan Gerrisen van Buyten- 
huyzen and for Tys Janzen, the carpenter's, Jan 
Dircksen Mayer and Tomas Lambersen. These ad- 
ministrators were called before the Board and re- 
quested to enter upon their duties, dispose of the 
goods by selling them to the best advantage and do 
everything for the benefit of the creditors, which they 
promise to do. 

♦The Dutch word «<fi?/" stands for cousin, nephew and even grand- 



son 



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Commission. 

Whereas N. N. has unfortunately perished here 
in New Netherland on the lo*^ of February of this 
year 1662, leaving besides some accountbooks and 
papers concerning his business some goods and 
merchandize, and whereas it is necessary for the best 
advantage of the creditors and heirs, that administra- 
tors be appointed, to regulate the estate, that those, 
interested in it, may come to their own, therefore 
the Burgomasters of this City elect and qualify as such 
X. Y. Z., who are requested and authorized to bring 
in order the accounts and papers of N. N,, sell the 
property left by him to the best advantage of the 
creditors in this country with the knowledge and by 
order of the Burgomasters. Done etc. 

In the commission for the administrators of Tys 
Janzen, the carpenter's estate it read: Whereas etc. 
leaving some property and carpenter's tools outstand- 
ing debts and credits and whereas it is necessary etc. 
that said goods for the best advantage etc. 

Monday, March 3, 1662, present (as before). 

Mr. Allard Anthony reports, that there are within 
this City yet some houses with wooden and plastered 
chimneys, which may cause great damages by fire, as 
in the house of David Wessels, and that the chimney 
of the house of Lambert Hendricksen comes out 
even with the roof, just back of Bartholdus Maan's 
house, which should be changed, to prevent disaster: 



of the Burgomasters, • 129 

whereupon the following order was given to the 
Firewardens: 

The Firewardens are herewith ordered by the 
Burgomasters, as soon as possible to go round with 
the Officer, condemning all wooden and plastered 
chimneys, especially in the Marketfield Alley the 
chimney of David Wessels, and all others in this 
City's jurisdiction, and to direct Lambert Hendrick- 
sen to build his chimney higher above the roof. 
Done etc. 

The Officer Pieter Tonneman is herewith re- 
quested by the Burgomasters to accompany the Fire- 
wardens at their request to condemn all wooden 
and plastered chimneys in this City's jurisdiction. 
Done etc. 

Jacob van de Water is allowed by the Burgo- 
masters for making the map of this City, according 
to his bill for 96 fl. in beavers, the sum of 100 fl. in 
wampum. 

Order. 

Whereas Daniel de Haart remains the assent of 
his brother Balthasar de Haart, who has gone to the 
Virginias and hence to Old England, therefore the 
Burgomasters decide, that like others he has to pay 
for his BurCTherriorht. 

Mr. Allard Anthony proposes, as Jan Jelissen 
Kock is in the service of the City and of the Orphan- 
masters, that when people come from out of the City 
and no messengers are at hand, he may also make 



130 Executive Minutes 

attachments for the City and the Orphans Court, 

which shall be as legal, as if made by the City's 
messenger. 



Friday, March 10, 1662, present (as before). 

Jacques Corteljau appears and is asked, how much 
he charges for making the City map : he answers he 
leaves that to the Board, adding, that if made in the 
Fatherland, such a map would bring 100 ryksdaal- 
ders.* The Burgomasters allow him for making the 
map and other services for the City 100 fl. in heavy 
money. 

Teunis Cray petitions for some assistance from 
the City. Marginal order : The petition shall be 
considered in due time. 

To-day the proclamation for a Day of Prayer is 
read. 

The Burgomasters nominate Churchwardens and 
Orphanmasters and submit the nominations in due 
form to the Director General and Council : 

Honourable, Valiant Gentlemen. 

Whereas your Honours have been pleased to ap- 
point the Hon^'^ Olof Stevensen van Cortlant, late 
Orphanmaster, to the office of Burgomaster and 
Churchwarden Hendrick Jansen van der Vin has 
served his term, which requires new appointments, 
therefore the Burgomasters of this City submit the 
nomination of a double number for election, to-wit: 

* Equal to $ioo. 



of the Burgomasters. 131 

For Churchwarden. 

Joannes de Decker, Councillor of New Netherland 
Govert Loockermans. 

For Orphanmaster. 

Allard Anthony, Old Burgomaster 

Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven, late Schepen. 

We request, that you confirm from these, whom 
you consider most fit. Done etc. 
Copy. Extract from the Register of Resolu- 

tions of the Director General and 
Council, Thursday, March 16, 1662. 
The Director General and Council having received 
and read the nominations made and submitted by the 
Burgomasters of this City, have therefrom selected 
and confirmed as Orphanmaster in place of the out- 
going 

Pieter Wolferzen van Couwenhoven, late Schepen. 
Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland March 
16, 1662. Beneath stood : Agrees with the Register. 
C. v. Ruyven, Secretary, and a copy thereof in com- 
muni forma was given to said Pieter W. van Cou- 
wenhoven. 

Friday, March 17, 1662, present (as before). 

Before the Board appeared Teunis Tomassen van 
Naarden, who wishes to know, as he has heard that 
Burgomaster Paulus Leendersen has received a letter 
from his (Teunis') wife, what she writes and he is 
told, that she says in her letter, whereas she owes, as 



132 Executive Minutes 

he knows, 300 to 400 fl. to several parties, he should 
send over enough beavers to pay these debts, and if 
he wishes her with him, he is to come. Teunis asks 
to be given the letter, to let somebody read it to 
him, which is granted and he is ordered to have a 
copy made of the contract for the purchase of his 
house, in order to see, how much stands to his credit. 
Tryntje van Campen appears showing the petition, 
offered a week ago and she requests assistance by 
being given some office under the City. The Bur- 
gomasters promise to consider the case. 

Friday, March 24, 1662, present (as before). 

Cornells Janzen Coele asks to be discharged from 
arrest. 

The Firewardens ask for written orders, first, that 
the buckets be greased and attended to, secondly, 
that everybody, having powder in his house may be 
ordered to take good care of it, to prevent disaster 
in case of a fire, against which God may guard, thirdly 
that wells be made, fourthly for firehooks and where 
to place them, fifthly, w^hat they are to do, if a 
fire breaks out, as they have nothing to show, that 
they are firemen, sixthly, what and how much fines 
they may impose, seventhly, an order, that nobody 
shall use a firebucket on pain of being fined, eighthly, 
how much they are to receive for their lost time. 
Having read this request the Burgomasters promise, 
to consider it. 

David Wessels and Frerick Arenzen report, that 



of the Burgomasters. 133 

some people come from out of the City asking for 
work or to make chair matting and are allowed to 
earn the wages, but as they are Burghers and pay 
City taxes they request, that it may be forbidden, for 
it prevents them to earn a support for themselves 
and their families. The Burgomasters promise, to 
consider it. 

The Burgomasters have resolved to issue an order 
that no fruit market shall be held at the prescribed 
place and date. 

Abraham Janzen, the carpenter, appears upon 
summons and is asked, whether he could not work a 
month for the City. He says No, as he is engaged 
on other work. 

Reinier Wisselpenninck is asked the same question 
and gives the same answer. 

Adolph Pieterzen is called in and asked, whether 
he could not work eight to ten days for the City, 
putting up a little house, for the Indians to offer 
their wares. He answers, that he has work on hand, 
but returning he says, if the Board would please to 
wait a few days, he would do it, which is accepted. 

Before the Board appears Tomas Lambersen, ad- 
ministrator of Tys Jansen, the carpenter's, estate, 
and reports, that Tytus de Vries demands salvage, 
because he had found said Tys and brought the 
body home : he asks, what he shall pay. The Burgo- 
masters allow Tytus de Vries 20 fl. for fishing up and 
saving the body of Tys Janzen, the carpenter. 

The administrators of the estate of Tys Janzen^ 



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the carpenter, are herewith ordered by the Burgo- 
masters to pay to the Treasurer of this City for the 
account of Tytus Cyre de Vries the sum of 20 fi. for 
fishing up and bringing ashore the body of Tys Jan- 
sen, to be credited against what said Tytus owes to 
the City for his Burgherright. Done etc. 
Honourable, Vahant Gentlemen. 
Whereas you have been pleased to allow to the 
Burgomasters of this City the nomination of the suc- 
ceedinor Churchwardens and as the term of Church- 
warden Hendrick Jansen van der Vin has expired, 
and it is required to put another in his place, there- 
fore a double number is submitted to you, namely 
Govert Loockermans and 
Jan Vigne, both late Schepens. 
and your Honours are requested to select therefrom, 
whom you may deem the most fit. Done March 30, 
1662. 

By order etc. 

Friday, April 7, 1662, present (as before). 

Before the Board appears Hendrick Jansen van 
der Vin, Churchwarden of this City, who asks per- 
mission on behalf of the Church to take away the 
box in the City Hall, which is granted. 

Joannes van der Meulen and Joannes de Witt, 
administrators of the estate of Sicx van der Stighelen 
appear, who are urged to hasten the matter in their 
charge. 

Hendrick van Bommel asks by petition for resti- 



of the Burgomas ters. 1 3 5 

tution of 15 feet of land, belonging to him of the 
little street along his house and given by the Burgo- 
masters to Hendrick Eghbersen. Marginal reply: 
The Burgomasters will inspect the locality. 

The Secretary is ordered by the Burgomasters to 
deliver his commission to the newly elected Church- 
warden Govert Loockermans. 

The President reports, that the bakers intend to 
export their grain from here to Fort Orange, which 
ought to be prevented. The Burgomasters decide, 
to consult Jacob the baker and Reinier Wileemsen 
about it. 

Wednesday, April 12, 1662, present (as before). 

The Burgomasters decide, to send the following 
order to Churchwarden Hendrick Jansen van der 
Vin: 

The late Churchwarden Hendrick Jansen van der 
Vin is herewith ordered to make ready his accounts 
of the Church revenues and expenditures as soon as 
possible and submit them to the Burgomasters. 
Done etc. 

The Board adopts the following articles and in- 
structions for the Firewardens. 

Friday, April 21, 1662, at the City Hall present 
(as before). 

Before the Board appears Hendrick Jansen van 
der Vin, late Churchwarden, who delivers his 
accounts of the Church money, received and paid 



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out, as more fully may be seen by the bills filed in 
this City Hall. 

Articles and Instructions, adopted by the Burgo- 
masters for the Firewardens. 

1. The Firewardens of this City are directed to 
see, that no more roofs be covered with reeds nor 
the old ones repaired under a penalty of 6 fl. 

2. That no wooden nor plastered chimneys be 
made in this City and to condemn those, which may 
have remained, and have them torn down in a pre- 
scribed time under a fine of 6 fl. for each time, if 
their order is not obeyed. 

3. If in inspecting they find any chimney foul 
they may fine him, whose chimney is in such condi- 
tion, 3 fl. for the first time, 6 fl. for the second and 
12 fl. for the third. 

4. They shall take care, that the ladders and fire- 
buckets are not used by the inhabitants under a fine 
of ifl. each time. 

5. They shall be obliged to go to a fire with a 
black staff with three crosses under the penalty of 
3 fl. for the Officer. 

6. They shall be held, to make an inspection at 
least every three months and see, that the fire- 
buckets are in their places, having those, which are 
damaged, brought to the City Hall, where they will 
then be repaired on the order of the Burgomasters. 

7. They shall take care, that the porters of the 
Weighhouse and the beer carriers, as well as the 
grainmeasurer, go to the fire and remain there, until 



of the Burgomas ters. 137 

the fire is out or as long as the Firewardens deem it 
advisable under a penalty of 3 fl. for each person. 

8. The Firewardens shall take care, that no little 
fires are made outside of the houses, to cook by in 
summer, which may cause a conflagration. 

9. The Firewardens shall receive for their services 
all beforementioned fines. 

Thus done and adopted at Amsterdam in New 
Netherland, April 21, 1662. 

Before the Board appear Sieur Isaack Bedlo and 
Jan Gerrizen van Buytenhuyzen, administrators of 
the estate of Andries van Buytenhuysen, who perished 
here on the 10*'' of February of this year: they 
submit the accounts and papers of said estate and 
having seen the bill for board of Jan Gerrizen 
against Andries and his book, the Burgomasters 
find three items on three different dates, about 
which they speak to him and ask, when he has 
entered them. He says, as soon as the man was 
dead, whereupon he was ordered to make a more 
detailed account at more reasonable prices. 

The said administrators are requested to hasten 
the matter and Isaack Bedlo was allowed to employ 
Jan Jelissen Kock for collecting the moneys for said 
estate. 

Wednesday, May 3, 1662, present (as before). 

Before the Board appears Jan Gerrisen van Buy- 
tenhuysen, who is asked, what agreement he had 
made with his nephew Andries van Buytenhuysen 



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about board ; he says, none and that his nephew 
had told him ; ' Cousin, we shall settle that all right.' 
As he charges 14 fl. weekly for board, he is asked, 
whether while he was alive, he had given the equiv- 
alent to his nephew, which he affirms. 

As there is an account between Jan Gerrisen and 
Andries van Buytenhuysen and the books and papers 
are in the hands of Isaack Bedlo, said Bedlo is 
called, who coming with the books, it is found, that 
Jan Gerrisen owes Andries a balance of 418 fl. 17. 
and has bought goods from the estate for 223 fl.; he 
has also received on orders loi fl. 6, and owes to the 
estate of Sicx van der Stighelen Z^ fl., a total of 

330 fl- 3- 

Having received the bill of Jan Gerrisen van 

Buytenhuysen against the estate of Andries van 

Buytenhuysen for board for seventy one weeks at 

14 fl. a week, the Burgomasters consider that too 

much and reduce it to 12 fl. weekly, which makes it 

852 fl. and Isaack Bedlo, as administrator of said 

estate, is ordered to enter this sum, deducting also 

6 fl. for two pieces of wash leather, for which Jan 

Gerrisen owes the estate, further according to the 

books for the goods bought at public auction, money 

received and what he owes to the estate of Sicx van 

der Stighelen. 

Friday, May 12, 1662, present (as before). 
Metje Wessels appears and is asked, how much 
she owes yet to Philipp Jacobsen Schaaff ; she says 



of the Burgomasters. 139 

" nothing " and that she has his receipt, also that there 
is due to her from PhiHpp Schaaff one beaver. 

Joannes van der Meulen and Joannes de Witt, ad- 
ministrators of the estate of Sicx van der Stighelen 
produce a statement thereof and a Hst of the debtors. 
The Burgomasters order to select some of them and 
summon those, who refuse to pay. 

Annetje Dircks, widow of Pieter Kock, summoned 
by the administrators of the estate of Sicx van der 
Stighelen, appears and is asked, how much she still 
owes to said Sticx. She answers not more than four 
beavers, which Mr. Cornelis van Ruyven has agreed 
to pay, but which are not yet paid ; further referring 
to Sister Jans, her maid, this one says, that she car- 
ried some beavers to Sicx van der Stighelen on be- 
half of her mistress and said to him : *' Now my 
mistress is quits with you," whereupon he answered 
"Yes." Anneken Dircks offers to confirm under 
oath, that she owes not more to the estate of Sicx 
van der Stighelen, than the four beavers, which Mr. 
van Ruyven has agreed to pay. 

Wernaar Wessels entering, the Burgomasters take 
and examine his accounts aoainst Sicx van der 
Stighelen and find, Wernaar Wessels claims from 
the estate 53 fl. 11 st. 8 p. in wampum and 36 fl, in 
beavers. It is found, that 55 fl. are due from the 
same estate to Govert Loockermans. 

Friday, May 26, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Oloff Stevensen van Cortlant, Paulus 



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Leenderzen van der Grift, Allard Anthony and 
Marten Cregier. 

It is resolved to lay before the Director General 
and Council of New Netherland the necessity of 
keeping up the Heere Gracht (Broad Street*) and 
for that purpose to ask permission for compelling 
parties, who are not willing to pay their share of the 
expenses, submitting at the same time the resolu- 
tions of the Director General, adopted at the meet- 
ing of this Board in the City Hall June 23, 1660. 

Friday, June 2, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Olof Stevensen and Paulus Leenderzen van 
der Grift. 

Pieterje Jans, wife of Claas Jansen Ruyter, sum- 
moned by the administrators of the estate of Sicx 
van der Stighelen, appears and the administrators 
demand from her payment of what she owes to the 
estate. She answers, she has paid it and confirms 
her assertion by oath at the hands of the President. 

Hendrick Coutrie, summoned by the adminis- 
trators, appears and they demand payment, where- 
upon he produces a counter-account, which he has 
sworn to and it is found, that there are still due him 
by Sicx van der Stighelen 4 fl. in beavers, 3 fl. 4 st. 
12 p. in wampum and 12 fl. in silver, which the 
administrators are ordered to pay. 

Hendrick Aarzen, alias Spaanjaart, summoned as 
before, is asked by the administrators for payment 

*Then a waterway. 



of the Burgomas ters. 141 

of 36 fl. I St., whereupon he says, he has to receive 
from Sicx 10 fl. in beavers for board and passage 
money and 3 fl. in wampum, which he agreed to pay 
for Jan Hendricksen Steelman. The Burgomasters 
order Hendrick Aarsen to pay the administrators 
14 fl. I St. and to prove, that Sicx had agreed to pay 
8 fl. for Jan Hendricksen Steelman. 

Lysbet Greveraat, the wife of D^ Samuel Drisius, 
summoned as before, appears and the administrators 
produce an account, taken by Lysbet from her 
books, concerning the goods, bought from Sicx 
van der Stigelen. Upon examination of this 
account and the entries in the books, kept by Sicx 
and brought by the administrators, they are found 
to agree except the cloth, of which Sicx had sold her 
135 ells. Said Lysbet says, it was not so much, but 
she had only three bales and two pieces, of which 
one piece was i5/^ ells, the other 14 and the bales 
not measured ; also that they would not measure as 
much, but she cannot say positively, how much she 
has had, as she has sold an ell now and then and 
believes she has not entered all. The Burgomasters 
direct her to bring in at the next session a specifica- 
tion of how many ells of cloth she has had from Sicx 
van der Stighelen as far as she can find out from her 
books. 

The wife of Pieter Lauwerensen, summoned by 
the administrators, appears and they demand from 
her 205 fl. in wampum and part of it in pewter. She 
says, she has paid it in beavers and wampum. The 



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Burgfomasters order her to come ao^ain to-morrow 
between 8 and 9 o'clock and prove it. 

Hendrick Aarsen Spaanjaart returning, he is asked, 
where he lives: he says, on the yacht, which belongs 
entirely to Freryck Gysbertsen, as long as he does 
not pay him. The Burgomasters decide, as the 
yacht is owned by Hendrick Aarsen Spaanjaart, who 
has only mortgaged it to Freryck Gysbertsen, Hen- 
drick is bound to buy and pay for his Burgherright. 

The Treasurer reports, that the nephew of Jeroni- 
mus Ebbinck has bro't here 12 ankers of distilled 
waters, which he sells to pay his expenses, also that 
La Graigne has sold some of the goods brought here, 
both doing it to pay freight and expenses. He 
therefore asks, whether they are bound to purchase 
their Burgherright. The Burgomasters decide, they 
are not bound, as they have brought goods, not re- 
quired by anybody. 

The Treasurer also asks, what he is to do with the 
Farmer, as the time for payment has passed. 

Whereas the Burgomasters of this City have re- 
solved to have erected in the Heere Gracht* at the 
East River a convenient and durable lock, to keep 
said Gracht at all times full of water, so that in time 
of need because of fire, which God may prevent, and 
at other occasions it may be used and that especially 
the great and unbearable stench may be suppressed, 
which arises daily when the water runs out, therefore 
they direct all and everybody dwelling on either side 

* Broad Street. 



of the Burgomasters. 143 

of said Gracht to pay, upon the demand of the 
Treasurer or on his order, the share as imposed by 
the tax of February 13, 1660, even though these 
moneys were intended to pay expenses for the 
Gracht and now are to be used for erectinof the afore- 
said lock. Done etc. 

Friday, June 9, 1662, present (as before). 

Before the Board appears the Concierge Mattheus 
de Vos, who reports, that there are some differences 
between him and the Secretary J. Nevius concerning 
the fees for selling goods at auction, as he maintains, 
they belong to him and the Secretary is of the 
opinion, they are his perquisites, the more so, because 
the instructions of the Conciercre do not mention, 
that he is to receive any fees, but may demand and 
receive for attending such a sale 6 fl. for each day of 
9 to 1 1 hours and as much more or less, as circum- 
stances require. The said Secretary and the Con- 
cierge entirely refer these differences to the opinion 
and decision of the Burgomasters, who say, that both 
are to have the fees, each one half of the fees and of 
the per diem for attendance of the Concierge. Parties 
are satisfied with this decision and gfive thanks to 
the Board. 

The Concierge is admonished, to collect the out- 
standing debts due to the estate of Nicolaas Velt- 
huysen and of Boudewyn van Nieuwlandt. 

The wife of Nicolaas the carter asks, what she is 
to do to receive her pay from the estates of Sicx van 



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der Stighelen and Andries van Buytenhuysen for 
houserent and board. The Burgomasters promise to 
do the best possible for her. 

Monday, June 12, 1662, present (as before). 

Before the Board appear Joannes van der Meulen 
and Joannes de Witt bringing a list of the debtors of 
Sicx van der Stighelen's estate, of whom they have 
summoned some, as follows: 

Jan Hendrickzen Steelman appears and the ad- 
ministrators demand 198 fl. in beavers. He answers, 
he has paid and is ordered to prove it. Jan Hen- 
dricksen admits to owe for four knives, two small 
cups and three ankers of brandy, at 145 lbs, of to- 
bacco for the anker ; the wife of Carel van Burgh was 
to have the fourth anker, but did not receive it. 
The Burgomasters order Jan Hendricksen to go and 
fetch an export ticket, showing that he has received 
only 3 ankers. 

The wife of Nicolaas Backer is asked, whether she 
knows, that she has received from Sicx van der 
Stighelen more, than she has reported ; whereupon 
she answers No. Further asked, why in her two 
bills she charges for a month's rent of chamber and 
cellar more than in the first, she answers that the 
goods have been lying there after the expiration so 
much longer, for which the Burgomasters allow her 
half a month's rent. 

Then the Burgomasters took up and examined her 
accounts with Sicx van der Stighelen and found, that 



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the estate owes her 90 fl. 2^ st. in beavers and she 
to the estate 91 fl. 20 St., of which amount to her 
credit she can be preferred only for 3 beavers, the 
balance coming in concurrence. 

Hans Dreper, summoned by the same administra- 
tors, appears and they demand payment of what he 
owes to Sicx van der Stighelen according to accounts. 
He produces a counter account, saying he had en- 
tered everything correctly and sworn to it. He is 
found to still owe the estate 220 fl. 2 st. 

Hilletje Tobias, summoned as before, appearing, 
the administrators demand from her 200 fl., where- 
upon she says, she has against that a bill for 105 fl., 
to which she has sworn. The Buroromasters order 
her to pay the balance. 

Hendrick Janzen Backer (baker), appearing upon 
their summons, the administrators demand 56 fl, 2 st., 
on which he says, he has paid 10 schepels of oats at 
2 fl. the schepel. He is ordered to pay the rest. 

Madaleen Hans, wife of Hendrick Jansen Spiers, 
appearing the administrators demand 100 fl., of which 
she says, she has paid 50 and the wife of Nicolaas 
Backer has counted the money; also that she had 
given to Sicx a deerskin, when he perished and he 
had drunk at her house four quarterns of brandy. 
The Burgomasters order her to prove in writing, that 
she had paid 50 fl. to Sicx van der Stighelen. 

Lambert Hendricksen van Campen, summoned by 
said administrators, appears and they demand from 
him 13 fl. 4 St.; he says, he has settled with Sicx, pro- 



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diicing a counter-account for 13 fl. 18 St., which he 
offer to swear to. 

Nicolaas Meyer, summoned as before, the admin- 
istrators demand 40 fl. in wampum, against which he 
says, he has a claim of 12 fl. Holland currency since 
1660. The Burgomasters decide to offset one against 
the other, with which Meyer is satisfied and then he 
says, that he still has a claim against Sicxfor freight, 
of which he has given the bill. 

Jan Sprongh, summoned as before, is asked for 
2^2, fl- lost. He answers, neither he nor his wife have 
ever had any goods from Sicx nor have they been in 
his house, to which he swore. 

Marycke La Noy appearing shows an account 
against Sicx van der Stighelen and asks payment 
thereof. She is promised payment, as soon as the 
estate is settled. 

Metje Wessels, summoned as before, is asked, what 
proof she has, that Sicx van der Stighelen had agreed 
to pay the board of his nephew for fourteen days, 
which she brincrs in account ag;ainst his estate. She 
says, no other proof, than that he had said: "We 
shall not quarrel about it," to which is retorted, that 
her daughter speaking about it to Sicx, he had an- 
swered, his nephew's affairs did not concern him. 
The Burgomasters decide, that the administrators 
need not pay Metje Wessels the fourteen days' board 
and of the item of 60 fl. only 40. 

The said administrators demand from Lysbet 
Greveraat, wife of Domine Samuel Drisius, payment 



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of the bill, of which she says, she has not received as 
many ells of cloth as charged therein. As she can- 
not sufficiently prove, how many ells she has had, the 
Burgomasters decide, that she must pay for as many 
as charged. 

June 15, 1662. Issued an order to skipper Jan 
Jansen Bestevaar for the payment of wharfage dues, 
conform to the order to Pieter Reyersen of August i, 
1661. 

Friday, June 23, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant, Paulus Leen- 
derzen van der Grift and Allard Anthony. 

The Board orders a warrant to be issued to the 
Treasurer to collect the tax on chimneys August i, 
agreeably to the Ordinance of July 27, 1661. 

Wednesday, June 28, 1662, at the City Hall pres- 
ent Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant and Paulus 
Leenderzen van der Grift. 

The administrators of the estate of Sicx van der 
Stighelen appearing lay before the Board the bal- 
ance sheet of said estate. 

Order. 

The administrators of the estate of Sicx van der 
Stighelen are herewith authorized and directed by 
the Burgomasters to satisfy and pay everybody, who 
has any claim on said estate and has made it known. 
Done at Amsterdam in N. N. date as above. 



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Wessel Wesselsen appearing is informed, that he 
must pay his note, given to Boudewyn van Nieuw- 
landt. He says, he cannot do it now, but promises 
to do it, when he returns from the Virginias. He is 
ordered to give security for the payment and not to 
leave, before he has done it. 

Arien Franzen Visser is told, that according to the 
account book he is indebted to Boudewyn van Nieuw- 
landt. He acknowledges to have been in his debt, 
but says, he has paid it and offers to confirm it under 
oath. 

Tuesday, July 4, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Pieter Tonneman, Olof Stevenzen van Cort- 
lant and Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift. 

Adriaan Vincent is directed to pay for his Burgher- 
right. He answers, he has not been long in the 
country and has left his house here unsold. Taking 
into consideration, that he has lived here many years 
and has not made it a business to gfo and come, the 
Burgomasters decide, that for the time of his absence 
he is to pay his dues for the Rattlewatch and 
chimneys. 

Order concerning him to the Treasurer. 

The Treasurer is herewith directed, to demand 
and receive from Adriaan Vincent the dues for the 
Rattlewatch and the chimney fees, fallen due during 
his absence. 

The administrators of the estate of Sicx van der 



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Stighelen, coming before the Board, ask, as Joannes 
de Witt intends to go to Fort Orange, that he may 
have a letter of recommendation, to collect there 
debts of the estate. Follows the letter : 

Worshipful and very good friends. During the 
month of February last past there perished here with 
others one Sicx van der Stighelen ; for his estate we 
have thought it advisable for the best of the creditors 
to appoint administrators and we have qualified and 
authorized as such Sieurs Joannes van der Meulen 
and Joannes de Witt. As said de Witt intends to 
leave by the first opportunity for Fort Orange, where 
some debtors of the estate live, therefore at the re- 
quest of the administrators we pray you to dispatch 
said de Witt in his business as aforesaid, as quickly 
as circumstances allow and in case you have troubles 
by refusal to pay the debts, you will on similar oc- 
casions find us as willing at your request. We are 
and remain your good friends, the Burgomasters and 
Schepens of the City of Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land. Done etc. July 8, 1662. 

Mr. Paulus van der Grift reports, that the Director 
General has asked him, why the Burgomasters had 
come to his house, to which he had answered asking, 
what the General thought of paying the debts of the 
parties, perished here last February and whether we 
must wait until letters from their principals had 
come; requesting at the same time his Honour's 
advice, whereupon he had said, to follow old customs 
and act accordingly. 



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Friday, July 7, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant and Paulus 
Leenderzen van der Grift. 

The Treasurer reports, that the "Osaners"^ are 
unwilling to pay the Burgerright and the 20 fl. to go 
to Fort Orange, before having first kept here in the 
City, according to rule, an open shop. He asks for 
an order forbidding their leaving, also that yachts 
and barges must pay wharfage and port dues and that 
in default thereof he may make seizures. 



Order. 

The Treasurer of this City is herewith directed 
and strictly ordered by the Burgomasters, to demand 
and collect wharfage and port dues as well as the 
Burgherright fees and other City taxes without delay, 
to arrest the unwilling and compel them to pay. 

Mettje Wessels entering says, she has given an 
acquittance to the administrators of Sicx van der 
Stighelen, who have given her an order on Gabry, 
but as she does not like to have anything to do with 
him, she wants an oider on the administrators. She 
is ordered to call upon Gabry for payment and bring 
back the order, if he fails to pay. 

The widow of Willem Pietersen is ordered to pay 
20 fl. Rattlewatch dues and other City taxes, all in. 
wampum. 

* Not to be found in any dictionary. 



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Friday, July 21, 1662, present (as before). 

Claas van Elslant senior entering produces a bill 
for the funeral of her husband against Leentje 
Dirckx Servaas, for the payment of which he had 
spoken to her, who instead of it gave him a foul 
answer, saying the house was sold and " Get your 
pay, where you can." As Gerrit Hendricksen, the 
Farmer, has bought the house and his son has 
attached the money, he requests he may lift it. 
Asked, whether he is too hard with his bill, he does 
not answer and is ordered to summon Leentje before 
the Court of Breukelen and to produce proof of ac- 
knowledorment. 

Secretary Nevius laid before the Burgomasters 
the return of survey of Mettje Jurriaans' lot in order 
to receive a deed. The Burgomasters tell him to 
speak about it to the Treasurer, as he has received 
the money on his private account for surveying the 
lots and reoulatinor the streets. 

Mr. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift reports, that 
Joris Wolsy has spoken to him about the lining and 
running up with rock the wall before his door and 
that he had answered, his wife's sister, the wife of 
Carel van Brugh, made some claim to the little 
street between Joris Wolsy and the City Hall. The 
Burgomasters decide, she must show her land patent 
and if according to this the land belongs to her, it 
shall be set off against the wall, to prevent other 
claims. 



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Warrant for the Churchwardens. 

As according to an extract from the Register of 
Resolutions of the Director General and Council, 
dated March 30, 1662, Govert Loockermans has been 
by them elected and confirmed as Churchwarden, 
therefore said Govert Lockermans is herewith 
requested and authorized to enter upon the duties 
of this office. Done etc. August 3, 1662. 

Friday, August 4, 1662, present (as before). 

Mr. Allard Anthony, Treasurer of the City, 
reports, that there are several people, who refuse to 
pay the City taxes, wherefore he has summoned 
them. 

Albert Coolhaas, summoned before the Board, 
appears and is asked, why he does not pay his 
Burgherright here, as he has brought and sold 
goods. He says, he has brought and sold some 
canes and maintains, he was not bound to pay for 
Burgherright on account of such trifles. He is 
excused from purchasing the Burgherright, as he 
has not done any trade of value. 

Arien van Laar, summoned and asked as above, 
answers, he has had fire and light kept here by his 
brother and therefore asks to pay less than the usual 
fees for the Burgherright. The Burgomasters 
masters decide, that Arien van Laar must pay to 
the Treasurer the whole fees. 

Before the Board appears Jan Hendricksen van 
Gunst, who took the oath as sworn butcher, pursu- 



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ant to appointment, as he requested, of August i 
last part, after the oath and the instructions had 
been read to him. 

Hans Karelzen, boatman, summoned by the 
Treasurer, is asked, why he refuses to pay wharfage 
dues; He offers to pay it, but wants time. The 
Burgomasters order him to pay to the Treasurer 
9 fl. as wharfage dues. 

Before the Board comes Mesack Martens, a 
mason, who had been banished out of the City for 
his evil deeds some years ago : he now petitions, 
that he may work here for the time, until the return 
ships sail, as he intends to go to the Fatherland and 
wants to earn a few pennies ; but, he says, the 
Officer forbids him to work, until he can show, he 
has the permission from the Burgomasters. Having 
heard the request, the Burgomasters allow Mesack 
Martens to work here in the City, until the ships 
now ready return, on condition that he behave 
honestly and virtuously and leave, when the ships 
sail. 

Master Jacob Huges produces a judgment against 
Lodowyck Pos and as he has been spoken to about 
his Rattlewatch dues, he requests, that they may be 
deducted from Pos' salary or that he may attach the 
same. The Burgomasters say, that cannot be done 
except with consent of the debtor and City's prop- 
erty cannot be attached. 

Jan Janzen van Schorrel,* summoned by the 

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Treasurer, is asked, why he does not pay his Bur- 
gherright and says, because he has brought no goods 
here, except a small piece of linnen, having come to 
collect debts. The Burofomasters release him. 

Jan Gerrizen van Buytenhuysen is asked, what 
has induced him, to dispose of the goods, consigned 
by his brother to his nephew, without the knowledge 
of the Burgomasters or of Isaack Bedlo, his fellow- 
administrator of the estate. He answers, as the 
goods belonged to his brother and were consigned 
to him, he considered himself the next authorized 
thereto. He is ordered to produce his brother's 
letter and not having it with him, he goes to fetch 
and show it. Having been read, it was found, the 
goods were consigned to his nephew, Andries van 
Buytenhuysen, and not to him, whereupon he was 
told, that he should not trouble himself with the 
goods without the knowledge of the Burgomasters 
or his fellow-administrator nor open the letters. He 
answers, Isaack Bedlo has also opened a letter with- 
out his knowledge or having communicated it to him. 

Pieter Arenzen, tailor, summoned before the Board 
by the Treasurer, is asked, why he does not pay his 
Burgherright. He answers, because he works as 
journeyman of Dirck Huybersen. Dirck Huybersen 
is called in and asked, whether he has hired Pieter 
Arenzen for a year; he answers No, but by the week. 
Asked further, whether he has hired him as journey- 
man and will swear to it, he says, he would not nor 
could he, as he has first to try him, before he engages 



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him. Pieter Arenzen returning is told, that Dirck 
Huybersen refuses to say under oath, that he has 
hired him as a journeyman and that therefore he has 
made no contract with him. He says, he works there 
on that condition and then agrees to pay his Burgher- 
right, if he can have it cheap. The Burgomasters 
tell him, he must give 25 fl., with which he is satisfied 
asking two months time. He is allowed fourteen 
■days, but this limit is not to be kept punctually. 

Friday, August 11, 1662, present (as before). 
Before the Board appeared Mattheus de Vos, Con- 
cierge of this City, who is told, that Tomas Wandel 
wants his money from the relinquished estate of 
Nicolaas Velthuysen, to which he answers, that he 
has partly paid Tomas Wandel, partly set off by 
countercharges 145 fl. 14 st. and will account with him. 
Jan Jelissen Kock says, that he has in his charge 
about 80 fl. belonging to said estate. Mattheus de Vos 
is directed to hasten the matter in the presence of 
Claas Gangeloffsen Visser, administrator of the said 
estate. 

Mighiel Muyden and Joannes de Wit ask for an 
order on the administrators of Sicx van der Stighelen 
for payment of a bottomry bond, of which they pro- 
duce a simple copy in favor of Arent Jansen Moesman. 
The Burgomasters decide, as the copy of the bot- 
tomry bond is not authenticated nor made by a 
Notary, that it has no value and therefore cannot be 
enforced; that to prove their diligence they are ad- 



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vised, to summon the administrators before the Court 
of Burgomasters and Schepens. Joannes de Wit 
says, he will not be here at the time, as he goes to 
Fort Orange. 

Paulus van der Beeck, Farmer of the slaughter- 
excise, and his bondsmen, Wernaar Wessels and 
Gerrit Hendricksen van Harderwyck, appearing says, 
he has been summoned. He is told, because of what 
he is behind hand in the payment of the excise : he 
answers, the money will be paid to-day, Govert 
Loockermans having agreed to pay it. He wishes 
to know, how it is with the lot, bought by him from 
Jan Schryver, lying East of the house and lot of 
Pieter Pia. He is told to be easy about it. 

Tomas Wandel coming in is directed to go to 
Claas Gangeloffsen Visser, who will pay him. 

The Burgomasters resolve, that henceforth there 
shall be two market days in the week, to wit Tuesday 
and Saturday, at which time the country people may 
offer for sale and sell their wares. 

Jan Gerrisen van Buytenhuysen and Isaack Bedlo, 
the administrators of the estate of Andries van Buy- 
tenhuysen appearing, Jan Gerrisen is asked for the 
bill of the goods, which he has sold without the 
knowledge of Isaac Bedlo, his co-administrators, as 
well as for the invoice and bill of lading. He says, 
his wife has gone to Fort Orange and she has the 
key of the desk, in which the papers lie. The letter 
of Jacobus van Buytenhuysen to Isaac Bedlo urges the 
administrators to proceed in the matter, sell the 



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goods to the best advantage of the creditors, send 
over the returns now in hand and to keep up the 
correspondence. Jan Gerrisen says, he has sold 
some goods, which are not yet paid for. 

Friday, August 18, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift, Olof 
Stevenzen van Cortlant and Allard Anthony. 

The Burgomasters resolve, to send the following 
orders to Gerrit Hendricksen van Harderwyck and 
Jan Gerrisen van Buytenhuysen. 

Order to Gerrit Hendricksen. 
Gerrit Hendricksen van Harderwyck, Farmer of 
the wine and beer excise, is herewith ordered by the 
Burgomasters, to pay to the Treasurer of this City 
what he owes for excise or in default other measures 
will be taken. Done etc. 

Order to Jan Gerrizen. 
Jan Gerrissen van Buytenhuysen is herewith 
ordered by the Burgomasters to deliver to Isaack 
Bedlo, appointed with him administrator of the 
estate, left by his nephew Andries van Buytenhuysen, 
with an inventory thereof all the goods and merchan- 
dize, consigned by his brother in the Fatherland to 
the nephew and not yet sold, which he has in his 
charge and further to give to said Bedlo within three 
times 24 hours an account of what he has sold of 
these goods with invoice and bill of lading. Done 
etc. 



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Friday, August 25, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leendersen van der Grift and Olof 
Stevensen van Cortlant. 

The President Paulus Leendersen asks, whether 
somebody who has married here a Burgher's daugh- 
ter may enjoy the Burghers privilege here without 
paying for it. After some discussion it is decided in 
the affirmative, provided he gives notice of it within 
six weeks after marriage. 

Eghbert Beninck coming in says, he has been ob- 
liged to pay for his Burgherright and wishes to know, 
whether he is bound to do, as he has married a Bur- 
gher's daughter. The Burgomasters decide, that 
a man who marries a Burghers daughter, is not 
bound to pay the Burgher's right and therefore re- 
lease Eghbert Beninck from the obligation. 

The Burgomasters give to Secretary Nevius an 
inventory of the estate, left by John Capel Carpenter, 
written in English, and direct him to have it trans- 
lated, to gather the property with the Concierge and 
to inquire, whether any more goods, belonging to 
the deceased, are any where. 

Order. 

Secretary Joannes Nevius and Concierge Mattheus 
de Vos are herewith authorized by the Burgomasters 
to collect the property of John Capel Carpenter, 
deceased, under inventory, bring it to the house of 
Metje Wessels and af6x notices of the sale thereof. 

Order to Jan Gerrisen. 
Jan Gerrisen van Buytenhuysen is herewith ordered 



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by the Burgomasters to deliver with inventory to 
Isaack Bedlo, with him appointed administrator of 
the goods, consigned by his brother Jacobus van 
Buytenhuysen to Andries van Buytenhuysen, his 
nephew, all the unsold goods, which he has taken to 
himself; also to give a sufficient account thereof as 
well as of other property, for properly booking it; to 
collect the proceeds of the goods sold and send them 
over by the first ship or if he is unwilling sharper 
measures will be taken. 

Pieter Janzen van de Langestraat* engages himself 
for the service of the City and has agreed with the 
Burgomasters to sail as skipper of the City's ship for 
the salary of 450 fl. in wampum and 50 fl. in beavers 
including rations. 

Friday, September i, 1662, present (as before). 

The pewterer is informed on his appearance, that 
he must pay for his Burgerright and answers, he is 
ready to do it, but as he has no beavers he offers to 
pay in eatables, which the Burgomasters allow on 
condition that the eatables be valued at beaver price. 

Abel Hardenbroeck is told to pay his Burgerright 
and says, he has no beavers. He is requested to 
furnish to-day, if possible, a beaver, as the City is in 
a strait. 

Jan Hermzen Backer (baker) requests, that the 
administrators of Sicx van der Stighelen be ordered, 
to be satisfied with such pay, as he has to receive 

•Langestraat (long street) is a gathering of prosperous villages, 
between Geertruidenburg and 's Hertogenbosch, Province of North 
Brabant. Trewen, Koningrijk der Nederlafiden. 



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from the administrators of Andries van Buyten- 
huysen. He is told to wait. 

Dirck Keiser is asked, why he refuses to pay wharf- 
age dues. He answers, he must first see a bill of 
what he is to pay, for he thinks, he gives more than 
others. The Burgomasters decide, that the Treas- 
urer is not to allow Dirck Keiser to depart, until he 
has paid the City taxes. 

Isaack Bedlo, administrator of the estate of 
Andries van Buytenhuysen, is asked, how it stands 
with said estate and he shows, how much cash he has 
for the furs. 

The administrators of the estate of Andries van 
Buytenhuysen appear and are informed, that Jan 
Hermsen Backer has reported, he had shipped no 
ofoods and as he owes to the estate of Sicx van der 
Stighelen, while that of Andries van Buytenhuysen 
owes him, he has requested, that they should take 
the pay, which he is to receive from the van Buyten- 
huysen estate. They are therefore asked, whether 
they will agree to it and answer, they cannot take 
that responsibility, especially as orders might come 
from Holland. 

Friday, September 23, 1662, present (as before). 

Gelein Verplanck appearing delivers a petition, 
offered to the Director General and Council and the 
answer thereto concerning a lot, taken from him by 
the regulating of the streets, for which he wants 
compensation. The Burgomasters promise to speak 
about it with the General. 



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Jan Jelizen Kock reports, he has summoned several 
persons, who owe for Rattlewatch dues and chimney 
fees, whereupon the following order is issued; The 
Burgomasters order every one, who owes to the City 
for Rattlewatch and chimney dues, to pay the same 
promptly to Jan Jelissen Kock on pain of execution. 

Before the Board appears Raghel van Tienhoven, 
from whom Jan Jelissen Kock demands on behalf of 
the City 22 fl. for Rattlewatch and chimney dues. 
She says, she had thought the chimney dues had 
been remitted and is told, everybody has to pay them. 
She produces a bill against the City, which having 
been examined, the Burgomasters tell her, that the 
City has not received as many bricks, as she charges 
for and that only 4000 bricks have been used for the 
two chimneys of the guardhouse. They agree to 
pay the bill, when corrected. 

Burger Jorizen asks for an accounting with the 
City and is told, to come to the President's house in 
the afternoon, where the accounting shall be made 
and he be satisfied. 

Evert Duyckingh wishes to know, where he is to 
receive his pay for making the windows for the City. 

Order to the Treasurer. 

As the Burgomasters have learned, that Mr, Allard 
Anthony, the Treasurer of this City, intends to go to 
the Virginias by the first ship, he is herewith di- 
rected by them, to give them, before his departure, 
an account in due form of his administration of the 
City's domain. Done etc. 



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Wednesday, October 4, 1662, at the City Hall 
present Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift, 
Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant and Treasurer Allard 
Anthony. 

Gerrit Hendricksen van Harderwyck'^ appearing^ 
the Treasurer demands from him 2950 fl., whereupon 
he shows, what he has paid with the following 
drafts : 

fl.15. — fl.25. — fl.36. 5 842. — fl.IOO. — 



15-— 


24-5 


20.— 


20 — 


152.— 


70.— 


80.— 


57-15 


14.— 


20. — 


48.- 


20. — 


16. 5 


30.— 


20. — 


30.— 


25-— 


36. 5 


32 — 


129.18 


114.— 
31. 5 


42.— 

66 — 


52.10 
60 — 


25-— 
61. II 


30.— 
48.15 


46.18 


29.14 


35.14 


100. — 


38.- 


20. — 


44.— 
50.16 


25-— 
30.— 


28.— 
198.— 


40.— 
14.10 




390-3 


II. 5 


22.10 


12.10 


41.18 






42.12 


10. — 

30. 5 


26. 5 




418,— 




424.16 


fl.661.6 












603.6 


390.3 
418.— 
424.16 
603 6 




fl. 2497. 11 

196- 5 
60.— 










10. — 




fl.2763.16 










15 — 



fl.274s.16 

* Harderwyck is a city in the Province of Guelderland encompassed 
with walls in 1299 by Count Otto II. 



of the Burgomasters. 163 

Friday, November 3, 1662, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and Olof 
Stevensen van Cortlant. 

Answered to the petition of Hillengond Joris : 
Petitioner is provisionally allowed by the City a 
yearly salary of 100 fl. in current money. 

The sworn butchers come in and showing their 
instructions they ask for an increase of pay. Having 
received the instructions and the written request the 
Burgomasters amplify the former and order, that 
nobody shall slaughter any animal within this City's 
jurisdiction, but such persons, as live here and have 
taken the oath of allegiance, but everybody may 
take some one of the Burghers and inhabitants to 
assist him, provided that a sworn butcher is present 
at the slaughtering and they are not allowed to take 
an assistant from outside this jurisdiction, unless they 
first inform thereof the Burgomasters and report to 
the Secretary. They may demand and receive as 
follows : 

For an ox or cow 5 fl. 

" " calf or pig 2 " 

" " sheep or goat i " 
** smaller animals pro rata. 

Jan Ariaanzen, shipwright, asks pay for making 
the City's barge. Having received his bill the 
Burgomasters say, he must wait, until the case 
between the City and Ryck Hendricksen has been 
decided by the Council. 

On the request of Joost Goderus it is decided. 



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that the porters of the Weighhouse shall each pay 
weekly into the common fund 8 stivers and the 
unwilling twice as much, alias . . . 

The foreman Joost Goderus is ordered to put 
every week for account of each of the porters 8 
stivers into the common fund. 

Frans Barensen Pastoor asks for his Burofherriorht. 
The Burgomasters grant the request, provided he 
pays all taxes connected with it. Then considering 
the services, done by petitioner for the City, the 
amount is reduced to 30 fl. in wampum. 

Friday, November 17, 1662, present (as before). 

Lodowyck Pos, Captain of the Rattlewatch, 
entering is informed, that his men do not go to their 
proper places for calling and that the people on 
Pearl Street complain about it. He answers, they 
always call at the first entrance of Pearl Street and 
that Jan Dircksen Schilder (the painter) and Jan 
Euersen Bout are unwilling to pay, so that they 
may not call there. Lodowyck Pos is told, to see, 
that they make their rounds properly. 

Jan Gerrizen van Buytenhuysen submits a letter, 
dated August 31, 1662, from his brother, saying the 
brother transfers the property, left by the nephew 
Andries van Buytenhuysen to him, Jan, to be sold 
to the best advantage. Having read the letter the 
Burgomasters allow him to take possession of the 
goods and to dispose of them for the benefit of his 
brother ; they direct also, that the bills, books and 



of the Burgomaster s. 165 

papers shall be given to him, as soon as Isaack 
Bedlo comes. 

Asser Levy and Eghbert Meindersen, sworn 
butchers of this City, entering say, that their pay 
for slaughtering is not sufficient and they ask for an 
increase. The Burgomasters allow the petitioners 
to charge for each large animal, ox or cow, under 
six years 5 fl. and over six years 6 fl,, but for the 
slaughtering of other animals not more, than pre- 
scribed on November 3*^ last. 

Abraham Lucena appearing reports, that he has 
been asked to pay three beavers for Burgherright. 
He says, he does no business here and has only 
come on his way to Holland, but if he remains 
he will pay. The Burgomasters excuse him this 
time. 

Metje Greveraat is informed she must pay her 
Burgherright. She says, she cannot as yet do it. 
The Burg-omasters give her two to three months 
time. 

Frans Barenzen Pastoor asks for permission occa- 
sionally to slaughter an animal and sell it by the 
pound or quarter for the convenience of every- 
body. Granted, provided he takes the necessary 
oath. 

Friday, December i, 1662, present (as before). 

Mattheus de Vos brings in deposit the money, 
received from the sale of John Capel Carpenter's 
property, to-wit 



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for sugar sold fl. 520. 1.12 

for his clothing etc. 1 1 1. 19. — 



632 — 12. 

Jacob Jansen Huys, skipper of the ship the Ver- 
gulden Vos (Gilded Fox) produces a power of 
attorney from the creditors of Sicx van der Stighelen 
and a bill, dated December 17, 1660, from Isaack 
Bernaarts for 1345 fl. 17., including expenses and 
acknowledged in writing as correct by Sicx van der 
Stighelen on the same day, as having received the 
aforesaid sum from said Bernaarts. The adminis- 
trators of said estate are informed, that Jacob Jansen 
Huys has such a power of attorney and are asked, 
how the estate stands, which they show, reporting 
some as unwilling to pay. The Burgomasters order 
them to summon before the Court of this City the 
unwilling parties. Jacob Jansen Huys returning is 
informed, the administrators report, that there is no 
ready money and that they have been directed to 
summon the parties, unwilling to pay. 

Cornells Janzen of Hoorn*asksby petition for the 
appointment as sworn butcher in this City, which is 
granted and he has taken the usual oath. 

Frans Barenzen Pastoor has, in consequence of the 
order, given him November 3d last past, promised 

* There are five places called Hoorn in the United Province: i, a 
village on the Island of Texel, 2, on the Island of Terschelling, 3, the 
old West Frisian capital on a bay of the Zuyder Zee, 4, a hamlet in the 
neighborhood of Delft, South Holland, 5, a village in the Province of 
Groningen. 



of the Burgomasters. 167 

under oath not to slaughter any animal before first 
having duly reported it. 

Wernaar Wessels and Joost Goderus entering, the 
first requests, as the wine and liquid goods, brought 
by the ship Vos (Fox) have not been reported to 
him, that the porters of the Weighhouse be ordered 
to do so. Thereupon Joost Goderus says, Nicolaas 
Verlett had told him, if the Farmer of the wine and 
beer excise had anything to say, he should call him. 
The Burgomasters order Joost Goderus to do, as 
Wernaar Wessels requests. 

Carsten Carstenzen and Ariaan Andriezen have 
taken the oath of office as Rattlewatchmen, Carsten 
having been engaged on the 13''' of November and 
Andries on the 23^^ ditto of this year. 

Friday, December 22, 1662, present (as before). 

Lodowyck Pos and Ariaan Andriezen entering, 
said Ariaan is informed, that he still is in debt for 
his Burcrerrio^ht and that the Treasurer is to deduct 
from his pay as watchman what he owes. He says, 
he thinks, as he has been a long time in the Com- 
pany's service, he ought to be exempted from paying 
for the Burgherright. The Burgomasters decide, 
that Ariaan Andriezen shall pay 30 fl. for the Burgher- 
right, for which purpose the Treasurer is to deduct 
from his salary six florins monthly, until said sum is 
paid. 

Bartholdus Maan and Hans Dreper come as credi- 
tors of Barent Cruitdorp and report, that they have 



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received a letter from said Cruitdorp, in which he 
informs them, that he will be here in the month of 
January or February and as the Court has ordered, 
that his house and lot be sold under execution by 
the Concierge (Sheriff's officer), they request, the 
execution may be deferred a month or six weeks. 
The Burgomasters decide, as the Concierge is not 
able, being sick, that the execution shall be sus- 
pended for a month or until he is better. 

Monday, January 22, 1663, present (as before). 

Before the Board appears the Treasurer Allard 
Anthony, who is informed by the Burgomasters, 
what claim each of them has on the City on his priv- 
ate account, to-wit Mr. Olof Stevensen van Cortlant 
194 fl. 3. and Mr. van der Grift 33 fl. 18. in beavers 
and 96 fl. 6. in wampum. They deliver their ac- 
counts to the Treasurer for credit in the City's 
books. 

Paulus van de Beeck produces a bill against the 
City and a draft of Mr. Johan de Decker on the 
Treasurer. 

On February 3 a warrant to act as Treasurer of 
this City, conform to that of 1659, ^^"^^ issued out to 
Mr. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift. 

Friday, February 16, 1663, at the City Hall pres- 
ent Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant and Marten 
Cregier. 



of the Btirgofnasters. 169 

This day the Burgomasters made and submitted to 
the Director General and Council the following 
nomination : 

Honorouble, Valiant Gentlemen. 
Whereas Mr. Marten Cregier and Pieter van 
Couwenhoven, late Orphanmasters of this City, have 
been elected by you, one to be Burgomaster, the 
other Schepen, in consequence whereof the places 
of Orphanmasters are vacant, therefore the Burgo- 
masters submit to you a double number, to-wit 
Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift 
Allard Anthony 
Joannes van Brugh 
Joannes de Peister 
from which we request to elect such, as you deem 
fit. Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
February 16, 1663. 

Friday, March 2, 1663, present (as before). 

This day the books and papers of the City's 
finances were delivered to the Treasurer Paulus 
Leenderzen van der Grift with an inventory thereof. 

Burgomaster Marten Cregier reports, that Jan 
Jelissen Kock asks for an increase of salary. The 
Burgomasters give him besides his pay 50 fl. 

Friday, March 9, 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant, Marten Cregier 
and Treasurer Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift. 

Abraham Janzen, the carpenter, coming in, he is 



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requested to make a model or a plan for a sluice to 
be put in at Joghimn (Joachim) the shoemakers. 

Pieter Janzen of Langestraat makes a contract 
with the Burgomasters to sail as skipper of the 
City's ship, doing also all work, as discharging and 
taking in freight, for which he is to receive monthly 
40 fl. in wampum and one beaver or the value thereof. 

Saturday, March 18, 1663, at the City Hall pres- 
ent Messrs. Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant and Marten 
Cregier. 

Mr. Allard Anthony appearing, he is informed, 
that the Director General and Council have, on 
March 8, elected him and Joannes van Brugh to be 
Orphanmasters ; he is therefore installed in the 
office and the following warrant was given him : 

Whereas accordinor to an extract of the Reeister 
of Resolutions of the Director General and Council, 
dated March 8 a. c, Mr. Allard Anthony, late Burgo- 
master, and Mr. Joannes van Brugh, late Schepen, 
have, upon the nomination of the Burgomasters, 
been elected Orphanmasters in place of the out- 
going, therefore said Messrs. Allard Anthony and 
Joannes van Brugh are herewith requested and 
authorized to enter upon and serve, with Mr, 
Cornells Steenwyck, in the office as Orphanmasters. 
Done at Amsterdam in N. N. 

Pieter Janzen van de Langhstraat and Gerrit 
Pieterzen come in ; the latter having entered the 
City's service, to sail with Pieter Jansen on the 



of the Bitrgomasters. 171 

City's ship, a monthly salary of 50 fl. is allowed 
him. 

Friday, April 13, 1663, present (as before). 

Lodowyck Pos appears and is informed, that com- 
plaints are made over the Rattlewatch for sometimes 
not calling in three or four hours and not keeping 
order. Most of the watchmen also coming in, the 
same is told them and they are ordered to pay better 
attention to their duties. 

Rollof Janzen of Meppelen*, enrolled in the 
Rattlewatch, has taken the oath of office. 

The Captain of the Rattlewatch, Lodowyck Pos, 
is herewith authorized and directed by the Burgo- 
masters to make every eight or fourteen day a 
change of who of the watchmen is to go with whom 
and to order them, that they shall arrest such, as 
quarrel or are noisy on the Strand (Pearl Str.), 
bring them to the City Hall and keep them there 
until next day and then report to the Burgomasters 
through their Captain for punishment according to 
circumstances. The watchmen are further to regu- 
late themselves according to instructions. 

Abraham Kermel wishes to know, where he may 
have the patent as he has paid for the lot, bought 
from the City. 

Secretary Cornells van Ruyven is herewith re- 
quested by the Burgomasters to issue out to 

* Meppel, a prosperous, open city in the Province of Drenthe, already- 
known in the 12th century. 



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Abraham Kermel a patent for the lot, bought from 
the City, according to measurement by the sworn 
surveyor Jacques Corteljau. 

Cornelis Barenzen van der Kuyl (of the cave) 
entering, produces an order of April 9, 1660, where- 
in consent is given, that he may demand and receive 
four stivers for countinof 1000 bricks or tiles. He 
requests, that the fee be increased and that he may 
demand it from the skipper. The Burgomasters 
allow, that he may charge six stivers for the thousand 
of bricks or tiles, coming from the Fatherland or 
elsewhere to this City, the skipper or the importer 
paying the fees. 

Friday, April 20, 1663, present (as before). 

Adolf Pieterzen and Aldert Coninck are appointed 
overseers (bi(yrmeesters), who are to see that the 
High (Stone) Street be properly made higher and 
passable. The people living on High Street are 
directed, each to raise and improve the street before 
his house and lot. 

The Burgomasters consider it necessary, to write a 
letter to Jacob Jansen Flodder, wherein he is to be 
informed, that he must line up the bank before his 
lot next to Daniel Litsco, as his neighbours there 
suffer great damage or else, if he fails to do it, it 
shall be done by the City and the expenses recovered 
from the lot. 

The people living between the first bridge and the 
shore are directed, not to put earth beyond the 



of the Burgomasters. 175 

posts set and to improve the street, so that people 
may drive and walk over it and to further this work 
Jacob Kip, Joannes Verveelen and Coenraat ten 
Eyck are appointed overseers. 

Friday, May 18, 1663, present (as before). 

Cornelis Barenzen van der Kuyl, Andries Andrie- 
zen and Cornelis Tamboer (the drummer) are asked, 
whether they will become City's servants and what 
pay they would want. They answer Yes and de- 
mand 3 fl. 10 St. per day, but make a contract with the 
Burgomasters for 3 fl. daily. 

The Underschout Resolveert Waldron reports, 
that pursuant to order he has brought Jan Ariaansen 
to the jail, because a considerable sum of money and 
four beavers were found on him, although he lives 
on charity. 

Certificate. 

We, the Burgomasters and Rulers of the City of 
Amsterdam in New Netherland, herewith certify and 
declare, that before us appeared Mr, Paulus Leender- 
sen van der Grift, late Burgomaster and now Treas- 
urer here, who stated, that there is due him from 
Jacob Me Vrindt. living at or near the South River,* 
the sum of 188 fl. in beavers on a note, in the hands 
of Sieur Hendrick Kip junior, and that he has 
authorized said Kip by power of attorney to collect 
said sum ; this attorney having spoken to said Jacob 
Me Vrindt. he said, he did not intend to pay, unless 

* Delaware River. 



174 Executive Minutes 

he could have better proof. Therefore said deponent 
has truly declared before us, that the debt and the 
note are honest. In testimony of the truth we have 
confirmed this by our seal. Done at Amsterdam in 
New Netherland. 

Friday, May 25, 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Pieter Tonneman, Marten Cregier and Olof 
Stevenzen van Cortlant. 

Before the Board appeared Otte Gerrits, the son 
of Gerrit Hendricksen of Harderwyck, who was 
urged to pay close attention to the excise and not to 
let the Treasurer run short of funds. 

Aldert Coninck and Adolf Pietersen, overseers of 
the High (Stone) Street, are directed to do their 
duty in improving the street. 

Lodowyck Pos, Captain of the Rattlewatch, is 
ordered to procure an honest man, who will take the 
place of Leendert Arends' son on the Rattlewatch. 

The overseers of bread are asked, whether they 
have inspected the bread. Upon their answering 
No, they are asked why not ? and say, because they 
have no scale. They are requested to do their 
duty. 

Hillegond Joris, midwife, asked about the case of 
Abigail Verplanck, reports, that the wife of Cornells 
Gerlofsen was with Abigail, when she was delivered, 
but she cannot tell, who the midwife was nor who 
the father of the child is, also that Jeremias Jansen 
and others had conversation with her. 



of the Burgomasters. 1 75 

Friday, June 8 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Marten Cregier, Olof Stevenzen van Cort- 
lant and Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift. 

Claas Janzen Verbraack and Hendrick Arenzen 
Spaanjaart are told they must purchase their Burgh- 
erright. Having asked for and received it, they give 
a bond, wherein they promise to pay on their return 
from the South. 

Frerick Flipsen requests permission, by virtue of 
a mortgage and in consequence of a judgment, to 
sell under execution the brewing utensils of Jacob 
van Couwenhoven, whereupon he is told, to submit 
his request to the Court of Burgomasters and 
Schepens at their next session. 

Tryntje van Campen* requests, that her husband 
may be appointed lock-tender. She is told, there 
was no salary attached to it, as the City receives no 
revenue from the lock. 

Jan Hermzen Windorp is informed, that he is 
bound, again to purchase his Burgherright and 
cannot go to Fort Orange or elsewhere, before he 
has not paid the City taxes. 

Van Rys is told, to buy his Burgherright and 
says, he has brought some goods, partly consigned 
to him, partly to Arent van Corlaar. 

Order to the Firewardens. 
As some persons have taken some of the fire- 

* Kampen, Province of Over Yssel. is one of the oldest cities of the 
Netherlands, having had a charter before 1233 and being able to send 
colonists to North Beveland, Zeeland, in 11 72. 



176 Executive Minutes 

ladders of the City and did not bring them back to 
the place, whence they have taken them, therefore 
the Burgomasters hereby order and direct the Fire- 
wardens to search for said ladders, lock them up 
with the others at the prescribed place back of the 
City Hall and take good care of them. They are 
also authorized to hire them out, on condition that 
the renter pays for the use of them each time 6 
stivers for the repair of said ladders. Done etc. 

Whereas the Heere Graft* has by the Burgo- 
masters and Rulers of this City been put in good 
condition by making a good lock and repairing the 
old one, that it may retain the water to prevent the 
unbearable stench at low water and whereas said 
graft is very foul and muddy, therefore the Burgo- 
masters direct every resident along the same to dig 
out and carry away two feet in depth of the mud 
and the overseers of the graft are ordered to have it 
done. Done etc. 

Friday, June 12, 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Marten Cregier, Olof Stevenzen van Cort- 
lant and the Officer Pieter Tonneman. 

The wife of Hendrick Coutrie appearing, she is 
told, the Burgomasters had learned, that she sold in 
retail ; therefore she is bound to purchase the 
Burgherright. She answers, it was given to her 
husband by the Director General : asked, whether 
she had not driven something: for it to the General, 

* Broad Street. 



of the Burgomasters. 1 7 7 

she says, her husband has painted the portrait of his 
Honour and drawn pictures of his sons. 

Dirck Keiser is told, as he has been absent from 
here four consecutive months, he is bound, agreeably 
to the privileges of this City, read to him, again to 
purchase the Burgherright. He answers, that he 
has had the lease of the house until now, paying 
heavy rent for it. Taking this into consideration 
the Burgomasters allow him to pay 20 fl. and keep 
the Burgherright. 

Jan Hendricksen van Baal is informed of the privi- 
leges of the City and says, he has a clerk at Fort 
Orange, who keeps there fire and light during 
his absence, which he offers, if required, to con- 
firm under oath or to give other information 
about it. 

Pieter Sinkamp appearing is told, that, as he has 
given up his office, he is bound to pay for his Bur- 
gherright ; then he is allowed to have it for 30 fl. in 
wampum, with which he is satisfied, promising to 
pay it in fourteen days or thereabout. 

Order to the Treasurer. 

Whereas Jan Hermzen Windorp and Gerrit 
Reyersen have been summoned by the Burgo- 
masters to pay for their Burgherright and have not 
appeared, therefore Mr. Paulus Leendersen van der 
Grift, Treasurer of this City, is ordered, not to 
allow said persons to leave this place, unless they 
pay. 



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Thursday, June 14, 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Martin Cregier and Olof Stevenzen van 
Cortlant. 

The Burgomasters resolve to send the follow- 
ing order to the Captain of the City Train- 
bands : 

Whereas Lucas Andriezen and Rut Jacobsen, 
both skippers here arrived from Fort Orange, have 
brought the distressing news, that Indians, the 
natives of this country, have massacred, captured and 
carried away many Christians at the Esopus,* so 
that the Company has had to send most of the 
soldiers in garrison here to that place, while the 
situation requires, that good watch be kept and care 
be taken, therefore the Burgomasters request and 
direct the Captains and principal officers here ta 
order, that henceforth every evening a non-com- 
missioned officer with a sufficient number of men 
with hand and side arms, shall go on guard for the 
night at the Landgate, that sentries are posted, 
rounds made and all done, that you will consider 
necessary, until further orders. You are authorized 
to fine those who do not report for duty, pursuant 
to the formerly prescribed orders and rules, and to 
levy the fines by execution, as the Council of War 
shall decide. Done at the session of the Burgo- 
masters of Amsterdam in New Netherland, June 
14' 1663. 

* For the Esopus War see Vols II. and XIV. Documents relating to 
the Colonial History oi N. Y. 



of the Burgomasters. 1 79 

Friday, June 15, 1663, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Marten Cregier, Olof Stevenzen van Cort- 
lant and Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift. 

Barentje, the wife of Jan Ariaansen, is ordered to 
pay 5 fl., her arrears for the Rattlewatch. 

Jacobus Vis is herewith ordered by the Burgo- 
masters to pay within twice 24 hours 23 fl. Rattle- 
watch dues on pain of execution. 

Willem Doeckles is ordered, to pay his Rattle- 
watch dues next week. 

Friday, June 22, 1663, present Messrs. Marten 
Cregier and Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant. 

This day the Burgomasters, through Lodowyck 
Pos, the Marshall, issued to each Burgher Company 
fifty pounds of powder, altogether one hundred and 
fifty. 

Tuesday, July 10, 1663, present (as before). 

Cornelis Barenzen, Abraham Kermel, Albert 
Leenderzen and Frans Janzen of Amsterdam appear- 
ing, they are told, that the Trainbands have taken 
the place of the Rattlewatch, they are therefore 
asked, if it should happen, that some troubles should 
be caused here or in the surrounding villages, 
whether then they would be willing to go on an ex- 
pedition in the service of the City. They answer 
Yes, provided, that they would be rewarded if 
wounded, and they agreed upon 5 fl. for each time. 
They are further provided with hand and side arms 



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and promise to turn out by day or night upon the 
command of the Burgomasters or the officers, com- 
manding in their name. 

To the Rifjht Honourable Director General and 
Council of New Netherland. 

Noble, Right Honourable Gentlemen. 

With due respect the Burgomasters submit, that 
D® Aegidius Luyck has hitherto zealously instructed 
in the Latin tongue the youths of this and other 
places, in which they have made good progress to 
the satisfaction of their parents, but said Luyck has 
not yet heard, what your Honours have allowed him 
as recompensation for his labours, therefore he pre- 
sents to you to-day a petition to that effect, because 
upon your recommendation and our letter of last 
year to the Lords Directors he was requested to 
take the place of the late Rector Curtius as master 
of the Latin school with such a salary, as the Lords 
Directors would please to allow him, of which he has 
not yet been informed, that any disposition has been 
made. 

Perceiving the good instruction and discipline of 
the young people we therefore consider ourselves in 
duty bound, humbly to request your Honours, that 
you will please to give a favourable answer to his 
petition, allowing him such a salary, as in your wis- 
dom you shall deem adequate, so that petitioner's 
zeal may not abate to the detriment of your and our 
children and of the youths of this and other places 



of the Burgomas ters, 1 8 1 

but may increase in the length of time to the glory 
and renown of this City among our neighbours and 
elsewhere. Hoping you will consider this, our just 
request and please to give said Luyck a fair, regular 
salary, we shall consider ourselves much obliged and 
remain your Honours obedient subjects 

The Burgomasters of the City. 

Beneath stood: By their order Joannes Nevius, 
Secretary, Amsterdam in N. N., August i6, 1663. 
Marginal rescript thereon : The Director General 
and Council agree with the petitioners, that the con- 
tinuation and promotion of the Latin school, is 
necessary ; and whereas it is customary in the 
Fatherland, that such persons are engaged by the 
City, where they are to teach, petitioners are hereby 
authorized to give to said Domine Luyck such a 
salary, as they shall consider right. The Director 
General and Council will, subject to the approval of 
the Lords Directors, provisionally pay one half. 
Done at Fort Amsterdam in N. N. August 16, 
1663. 

By order of the Director General and Council 
C. V. Ruyven, Secretary. 

Friday, September 7, 1663, present (as before). 

This day the Burgomasters delivered to the Direc- 
tor General and Council the nominations for Orphan- 
master vice Joannes Pietersen van Brugh, as fol- 
lows : 



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Honourable, Valiant Gentlemen. 

Whereas Mr. Joannes van Brugh, Orphanmaster 
of this City, has gone to the Fatherland and it is 
necessary to fill the vacancy, therefore the Burgo- 
masters, to whom your Honours have been pleased 
to refer the nomination, submit the following two 
names, viz : 

Govert Loockermans 
Jeronimus Ebbinck 
and request, that you will from them elect the one, 
whom you consider best. Done etc. 

The Burgermasters decide, that the measurer of 
corn and lime shall measure all grain and lime. The 
Burgomasters also resolve, that the Schout, Burgo- 
masters and Schepens in office shall receive yearly 
the sum of 25 fl. instead of being exempted from the 
excise on wine, beer and meat. 

Friday, September 14, 1663, present (as before). 

Upon the request of Teunis Cray ordered : Peti- 
tioner is granted the measuring of apples, carrots ? 
(vuyen) and turnips, also the office of harbour- 
master and instructions shall be given him as soon 
as possible. 

Friday, September 21, 1663, present (as before). 

Before the Board appear Barent Jacobzen Cool, 
Tousein Bryeel, Crein Jacobzen and Isaack Abra- 
ham, public porters, who are directed to obey their 
instructions and as Joost Goderus and Frans Jansen 



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v> 



have been discharged, other sober men are to be 
appointed in their places and Barent Jacobzen Cool 
is elected foreman vice Joost Goderus. 

Answer to the petition of Nicolaas du Puis, re- 
questing to be appointed public porter : The request 
is granted. He has taken the oath of fidelity before 
the presiding Burgomaster to-day. 

The Burcfomasters resolve, to add to the instruc- 
tions of the porters the following sections : 

No money, earned from the merchants, shall be 
collected here on Sunday, but on Saturday or the 
following Monday, on a fine of 3 fl. payable by the 
foreman. 

Every week 8 stivers shall be put into the com- 
mon fund, to be retained by the foreman from the 
most ready cash. 

Friday, December 28, 1663, present (as before). 

Jacob Swart petitions for the appointment of 
public porter. This being granted by the Burgo- 
masters and the instructions having been read to 
him, he promises to regulate himself accordingly, 
whereupon the oath was administered to him. En- 
dorsed on his petition : The request is granted. 

Copy. 

We, the Burgomasters and Rulers of the City of 
N. Yorck on Manathans Island, herewith certify and 
declare, that before us appeared Sieur Walewyn van 
der Veen, now about to sail for the Fatherland, who 
at the request of Sieur Jacques Cousseau stated. 



184 Executive Minutes 

that he has made no payment to said Cousseau on 
behalf of Sieur N. N. and he promises upon safe 
arrival in Patria to give to said N. N. all possible 
satisfaction. In witness whereof this has been 
signed at N. Yorck on Manathans Island on the yV 
December 1664.* 

NB. This certificate was issued in triplicate to i^* 
Corn. Schut, 1^ to Wouter Elser, 3*^ to Isaack de 
Sterre. 

Friday, January 4, 1664, present (as before). 

Before the Board appeared Antony de Milt and 
Eghbert Meinderzen, Farmer of the slaughter 
excise, concerning a difference, they have about pay- 
ing the excise on a head of cattle, which Antony 
says, he has bought for beavers in the presence of 
Mattheus de Vos ancl Cristoffel Hooglant. Egh- 
bert says, he knows nothing of the witnesses. 
Having heard both parties, the Burgomasters 
decide, that on what has been bought for beavers 
the excise must be paid in beavers conform with the 
conditions. 

This day the Burgomasters and Officer Pieter 
Tonneman settled, what the Officer must turn over 
to the City of the fines received by him. 

Friday, February 8, 1664, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and 
Cornelis Steenwyck. 

* Entered in the wrong place. 



of the Burgomasters. 185 

This day was delivered to Mr. Oloff Stevensen 
van Cortlant his commission as Treasurer in the 
usual form and all books and papers concerning his 
office. 

Tuesday, February 19, 1664, present (as before). 

This day Abraham Lubberzen has been engaged 
as constapel (gunner) by the Burgomasters and they 
agreed upon a monthly salary of 40 fl. in wampum 
and one month been settled. 

The Burgomasters also agreed with Jan Boeckhout, 
Gerrit Jansen from Arnhem and Jacob Keeren for 
making eighty eight gabions, to-wit thirty two 4j^ 
feet high and wide, thirty two 3^ feet wide and 5 
feet high, and twenty eight 6 feet high and 4^ wide, 
for which they are to receive, as they demand, 35 
stivers apiece and besides half a barrel of good 
beer, on condition that they themselves cut the 
wood. It is further stipulated that the gabions shall 
be strong and good, which they agree to do, the 
Burgomasters agreeing to pay for the carting. 

Wednesday, February 20, 1664, at the City Hall 
present Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift, 
Cornelis Steenwyck and Olof Stevenzen van Cort- 
lant. 

This day the Board resolved, to submit to the 
Director General and Council the following request: 
To the Honourable Director General and 
Council of New Netherland 



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Honourable, Valiant Gentlemen 

Show with due respect your Honours' faithful sub- 
jects, the Burgomasters of this City, that they know 
by experience, all wars and troubles, caused to us by 
our neighbours of the English nation are based upon 
the desire, to plunder our City or obtain booty, know- 
ing those, who regularly receive commodities from the 
Fatherland and who have them and all New Nether- 
land would then be lost, for no other place could 
resist a considerable force. This capital, where your 
Honours good and faithful inhabitants, mostly 
Dutchmen, have at their own expense built so many 
fine houses, that it surpasses nearly every other place 
in these parts of North America ; where there is a 
garrison of three complete companies of militia, 
should therefore be properly fortified in the manner, 
to be explained hereafter, and be made so formidable 
to evilminded neighbours or the savages not only by 
her strength, which the City naturally has by favour- 
able location, that it might cause malevolent neigh- 
bours to fear it and reflect : it would then also con- 
siderably secure both rivers, East and North, making 
them safe for help to come, as a road to retreat or go 
to the assistance of so many villages, hundred of 
farms, with houses, grain, lands, cattle and nearly ten 
thousand souls, mostly Dutchmen and some French- 
men, who in the course of years and with God's 
blessing may grow into a great people in this so 
favourably situated Province, where thousands of 
acres of land are still uninhabited and untilled, which 



of the Burgomas ters. 187 

might even become a place of refuge, if, God pre- 
vent it, our Netherlands should be visited by cruel 
wars, civil or with outside nations, or it might be the 
granary for our Fatherland in case of failure of the 
Eastern crops or a prohibition of trade by the North- 
ern kings and princes. 

We have made an estimate, that in these troublous 
and dangerous times about eight thousand schepels 
of winter grain are in the ground, besides the large 
quantity of summer grain, rye, pease, oats, barley, 
buckwheat and others to be sown yet, from which we 
may expect an abundance of cereals, which will in- 
crease, if your subjects can live in peace : we may 
even expect to become the staple of commerce for 
our Fatherland by the planting of tobacco, hemp, 
flax and other necessities, which as you know, grow 
well here, and we maintain, that next to God the 
only salvation of this country after the boundary 
question has been settled,* lies in the fortification of 
this place by a bastion at the East Rivergate, palli- 
sades closely set through the water to the round bul- 
wark before the City Hall, from there pallisades to 
the Kapsken,f where a waterbattery should be built, 
to protect from there the East and North Rivers and 
specially the City and the port, then again pallisades 
to prevent a landing to about half way up the North 
River to a bastion, which is to protect the part as far 

* See for this ' Documents rel. to the Colonial History of the State 
of New York." 
f Where Castle Garden now stands. 



1 88 Executive Minutes 

as the North West bastion, to be built with a wing 
of closely set pallisades, running down to the river 
and well protected against the floating ice ; from there 
on the land a strong stone wall with two bastions as 
far as the East River gate, again with a wing into 
the river. Then we trust with God's help to be well 
prepared for our ill wishing neighbours and the now 
revolting English villages, who will then not dare to 
think, as they now do, ' that is our place, though 
governed by their High Mightinesses' and summon 
it with only two hundred men, horse and foot, like 
the villages on Long Island, some of which have 
been owned and inhabited by Dutchmen under the 
Company for 30 to 40 years. Knowing our City so 
well fortified, garrisoned by three militia companies 
and some soldiers, we could with two hundred men 
In ships ruin all their places as far as Cape Codt, be- 
cause all their villages are open and it is almost im- 
possible to fortify them : thereby not only this, our 
City, but also all villages and farms would be safe 
against them. But to build these fortifications it 
would require a large sum of money and we know, 
that your Honours can now not spare any money, as 
on account of the Indian war the funds are low ; it 
is also not possible to burden the inhabitants of this 
City with more taxes, than have already been im- 
posed, for, as you are well aware, they grow daily 
poorer. However in this pressing necessity we 
promise to spend the whole of the City's income on 
the fortifications and to raise among the merchants 



of the Burgomasters. 1 89 

and richest Burghers and inhabitants as much on 
interest as we can obtain, or may be needed, if in a 
year from now you will allow us, for the better 
security of the creditors, to receive the innkeepers or 
tapsters' impost here until the money, raised on 
interest, shall have ben paid with the interest and 
not longer. Trusting, that your Honours will con- 
sent to this as for the best of the country, the more 
so, if you will remember the conditions, granted by 
government to the City of Amsterdam in Europe, 
to-wit that for building the fortifications at the South 
River they may receive one half of the customs' dues 
besides all other common taxes in the places there, 
as tapsters' and other excise, taking away from the 
Company and the faithful subjects of their High 
Mightinesses their privileges by the prohibition of 
trading with either neighbours or barbarians in the 
South and thereby greatly diminishing the Com- 
pany's and this City's income, we herewith request for 
from a year hence only the tapsters' excise and not 
longer, than until the money raised has been paid 
back with interest, of which we shall always give you 
a correct account, hoping so to instigate the well- 
inclined inhabitants, that we shall have plenty of 
money. We await your Honours favourable answer 
and remain Your humble servants 

The Burgomasters of the City of Amster- 
dam in Nev/ Netherland 
Signed : P. L. van der Grift, Cornelis Steen- 
wyck. 



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Answer in margine : 

The Director General and Council consent to the 
request, except that besides the tapsters' excise 
granted, which shall begin in May 1665, from that 
date on the present and future revenues of the City 
shall be bonded for the payment of the money to be 
raised and that the fortifications shall be planned 
and made with the knowledge and approval of the 
Director General and Council. Done at Fort Am- 
sterdam in New Netherland, February 21, 1664. 
Signed: P, Stuyvesant. Beneath stood: by their 
order C- v. Ruyven, Secretary. 

To the Honourable Director General and 
Council of N. N. Honourable, Valiant Gentlemen. 

Pursuant to our request of February 21 last we 
have called before us the wealthiest inhabitants 
and informed them of what your Honours were 
pleased to allow us and as we find, that about 30,000 
fl. in wampum at the rate of eight white or four black 
beads to a stiver, at 10% annual interest, have been 
subscribed for the fortifying of this City, therefore 
we herewith request that before we receive any 
money at interest the Director General and Council 
will please to give us a sealed warrant, showing that 
the impost on wine and beer, to be sold by the taps- 
ters herefrom May 1665, shall be paid to and remain 
in the hands of the Burgomasters, until the money 
raised and to be raised for building the fortifications 
of the City shall have been paid with interest, it 



of the Burgomasters. 1 9 1 

being well understood, that the City's income shall 
be used for the same purpose and other necessaries. 
Awaiting your Honours' favourable answer we 
remain 

Amsterdam in N. N. Your humble servants 

Febry 26, 1664. The Burgomasters of the City of 

Amsterdam in N. N. 



Upon the foregoing request the Burgomasters 
have received from the Director General and Coun- 
cil the sealed warrant, of which copy follows here : 

Having received and read the request of the 
Burgomasters of this City and heard their verbal 
propositions concerning the fortifying of this place, 
the Director General and Council have allowed, as 
they herewith do, to said Burgomasters the tapsters' 
excise on wine and beer, to be consumed within the 
jurisdiction of this City from the last day of May, 
1665, until the money, to be borrowed and raised for 
said work, shall have been paid with interest, on 
condition that for the same purpose the City's 
revenues shall be bonded like the excise ; all this is 
granted pursuant to the request and answer thereto 
of February 21 last, it being well understood that 
the monthly salaries of the City Messenger and 
other such employes, the sustenance of the negroes, 
-etc. and other necessary expenses shall be paid out 
of the revenues. In witness whereof and for its 
further confirmation this has been signed by us and 



192 Executive Minutes 

the provincial seal in red wax has been attached at 
Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland March 6, 1664, 
Signed : P. Stuyvesant. Beneath stood : By their 
order C. v. Ruyven, Secretary. At the side was 
impressed the seal in red wax. 

Friday, March 7. 1664, at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and 
Cornelis Steenwyck. 

Before the Board appear some men, who offer to 
cut wood for the pallisades and to whom the follow- 
ing conditions are read : 

Upon the following conditions the Burgomasters 
intend to contract for the cutting of a large number 
of pallisades, to-wit : 

The pallisades are to be of oakwood, 13 feet long 
and at the thin end 8 inches square with true edges, 
that is at least 8 inches across for 1000 pallisades, 
2400 feet as ribs, one third 7 inches square, two 
thirds 7 inches by 4, all to be delivered near the 
stump at a place convenient to haul them : they may 
be thicker, but not thinner and at least 1000 pieces 
together round wood and not split. 

On these conditions they demand 60 fl, per hun- 
dred and are offered 40 fl.; after some talk, they say, 
they cannot do it for less and the Burgomasters 
promise 60 fl., whereupon the job was accepted by 
Hermen Hellingh, Jan Blenck, Jan Clasen from Old 
Lesenter (?) and Matthys Dircksen from Stockholm, 
who have signed a contract and asked for an advance 



of the Burgomas ters. 193 

to buy victuals : they are promised 10 fl. each as 
soon as they are ready to go to work. 

This day Hendrick Lambersen Mol has agreed to 
quarry for the City 30 to 40 scows full of rocks, for 
which he demands and is promised i8fl. in wampum 
the scow ; he is to begin at the end of next week. 

Wednesday, March 12, 1664, at the City Hall 
present Mr. Paulus Leendersen van der Grift 

The Burgomaster produces the election, made by 
the Director General and Council upon the verbal 
nomination by the Burgomasters of March 10 last for 
Churchwarden, as which Mr. Nicasius de Sille has 
been confirmed, to whom the following warrant was 
given : 

Whereas according to an extract from the Min- 
utes of the Director General and Council of March 
10, 1664, the Hon^'^ Nicasius de Sille has been con- 
firmed as Churchwarden, to serve with Sieur Govert 
Loockermanns, therefore said de Sille is herewith 
requested and authorized by the Burgomasters to 
enter upon the duties as Churchwarden during the 
coming year and perform them with said Govert 
Loockermans. Done at Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land March 12, 1664. By Order etc. 

This day, March 12, 1664, Mr. Govert Loocker- 
mans, Old Churchwarden, having been called before 
the Burgomasters to render account of the adminis- 
tration of the Church money, appears and says, that 
he has never had the key of the money box or kept 



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account, but that the key has always up to date been in 
the hands of Mr. Johan de Decker and his attorney 
Francois Boon, therefore he cannot render account, 
but Mr. de Decker may, who has had the adminis- 
tration of the money and of the property of the 
Church. Whereas Mr. Loockermans is continued 
as Churchwarden by the Director General and 
Council, he requests, that the money and the prop- 
erty of the Church may be delivered to him under 
inventory. 

Monday, March 17, 1664 at the City Hall present 
Messrs. Paulus Leenderzen van der Grift and A^^' 
nelis Steenwyck. 

This day Andries Andriessen has engaged himself 
in the City's service to sail on the City's ship and 
do what other work there may be and which he may 
be ordered to do, for which he shall receive, what 
he demands, i. e. 3 fl. 10 st. in wampum daily. 

Pieter Janzen van de Langestraat has also this day 
engaged himself as skipper of the City's ship and to 
do all other work in discharging and taking in freight, 
for which he shall receive 800 fl. and besides for each 
voyage, when he discharges here a full freight of the 
vessel, 4 fl. also in wampum. 

To the Honourable Director General and 
Council of New Netherland 

Honourable Gentlemen. 

Show with all respect the Burgomasters of the 
City of Amsterdam in N, N., that they have called 



of the Burgomasters. 1 95 

before them Govert Loockermans, Churchwarden of 
this City, to render an account of his administration 
of the Church property and turn over the cash, 
whereupon said Loockermans said, that he had never 
had the key of the cash box nor kept accounts, but 
that the Hon^'^ Johan de Decker had them, while he 
was here, and upon his removal had given them to 
his attorney Fran9ois Boon ; that consequently said 
Mr. de Decker had to give an account. Whereas 
the Church money and property is still in the charge 
of Fran9ois Boon, as attorney of Johan de Decker, 
while said Govert Loockermans has been continued 
by your Honours as Old Churchwarden, we humbly 
request that the property and money be turned over 
to him and Mr. Nicasius de Sille, by you elected 
Churchwarden with him, under inventory, so that 
the necessary repairs of the Church may be made. 
It is our respectful request, that said Francois Boon 
may be ordered by your Honours to turn over said 
money and property under inventory to said Messrs. 
Nicasius de Sille and Govert Loockermans, which 
doing we remain 

Your Honour's humble servants 

The Burgomasters of the City aforesaid. 
Marginal order : 

Fiat qiwd pctitur. Fran9ois Boon is requested, at 
sight hereof, to deliver to the Hon^'® Nicasius de 
Sille and Sieur Govert Loockermans, the present 
Churchwardens, the money and accounts of the 
Church, left with him by the Hon^'*" Johan de Decker.^ 



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Done at Fort Amsterdam In N. N. March 18, 1664. 
By order etc. C. v. Ruyven, Secretary. 

Honourable Valiant Gentlemen. 
Whereas the Hon^'^ Cornells Steenwyck, late 
Orphanmaster, has by your Honours been elected 
Burgomaster of this City and it is therefore necessary 
to fill the vacancy, the Burgomasters submit to you 
a double number, to-wit 

Olof Stevenzen van Cortlant 
Jacob Strycker, 
requesting, that you will from them elect whom you 
think best. Done at Amsterdam in N. N. March 17, 
1664. 

By order of the Burgomasters 
J. N. Secr^. 
Extract from the Minutes, kept at the meeting 
of the Director General and Council of New 
Netherland, Tuesda3^ March 18, 1664. 
Having received and read the nominations, sub- 
mitted by the Burgomasters of this City, the Director 
General and Council selected and confirmed as 
Orphanmaster in place of the outgoing 

Jacob Strycker. 
Done at Fort Amsterdam in N. N., date as above. 
Beneath stood: Agrees with the Minutes, C. v. Ruy- 
ven, Secretary. 

Whereas according to preceding extract from the 
Minutes Mr. Jacob Strycker, late Schepen, has been 
elected Orphanmaster in place of the outgoing, there- 



of the Burgomasters. 197 

fore he is herewith requested and authorized to enter 
upon and serve in the office aforesaid with Messrs. 
Allard Anthony and Govert Loockermans. Done at 
Amsterdam in N. N. March 21, 1664. 

By Order etc. 

Oh the 20*^ of May, 1664, Elsie Jans, wife of 
Hendrick Joghimsen, late widow of Adriaen Pietersen 
from Alckmaar, and Jan Jansen van Brestee, as 
guardian of the minor children of said Adriaen 
Pietersen, ask by petition for payment of part of the 
lot, drawn into the Marketfield for the improvement 
and benefit of the City, seeing that said lot or 
another in its place is assigned to the children of 
Adriaen Pietersen as paternal inheritance. 
Marginal Order: 

Whereas part of the lot of Adriaen Pietersen from 
Alckmaar has been paid for to Adriaen Dircksen 
Koe not by the Burgomasters, but by the Director 
General and Council and building thereon has been 
forbidden, petitioners are referred to them. 



INDEX. 



AARZEN, Hendrick, alias Spaan- 

jaart, 140, 142 
ABRAHAM, Isaac, 182 
ABRAHAMSEN, Cornells, 52 
ADAMS, Tomas, also called 

Kingsen, 28 
ADRIAENS, Grietje, 25 
ALBERSEN, Jan, no 
ALBERTSEN, Albert, 17, 35, 53 
ALRICH, Pieter, 50 
ALRICHS, Jacob, 17 
AMESFORT (Flatlands), village 

of, 69 
ANDRIESEN, Ariaan, 167 
ANDRIESSEN, Andries, 5, m, 

123, I73> 194 
ANDRIEZEN, Lucas, 178 
ANDRIESEN, Pieter, the chim- 
ney sweep, 85 
ANTHONY, Allard, 3, 75, I3h 

161, 168-70, 197 
ARCER, Jan. 17; called Jan 

Koopal, 35 
ARENDSEN. Leendert, 90, 174 
ARENZEN, Frerick, 132 
ARENZEN, Pieter, tailor, 154 
ARIAANS, Barentje, 179 
ARIAANTSEN, Jan. 163, 173, 

179 
ARIAANSEN, Reyer, 107 
ATKINS, Hatton, of Boston, 49 

BACKER, Hendrick, Janzen, 145 



BACKER, J., 32 

Jacobus, 118 

Jan Hermezen, 159 

Nicolaas, 144, 145 
BAKER, Jochim, also called 

Wesselsen, 26 
BAKERS, Order concerning, 95 
BALLAY, see Baly 
BALY, Jean, 56 

, Mr., French merchant, 49 

BARENSEN, Cornelis, 77, in, 

121, 122, 123, 179 
BARENTS, Annetie. 66 
BARENTSEN, Meindert, 9 

Simon, 21 
BARLOU, Charles, 47 
BARTELTSEN, Jonas, 89 
BEDLO, Isaack, 127, 137, 154, 

156, 157. 158, 160, 164 
BEECKMAN, Willem, 61 
BENINCK, Egbert, 16, 158 
BENNET, William Ariaansen, 33 

Willem Willemsen, 33 
BERGEN, Village of, 5, 9, 38, 51 

ct seq., 66, 6g 
BERGER, Jan, 108 
BERNAARTS, Isaac, 166 
BASTEVAAR, Jan Jansen, 147 
BEVERWYCK, Village of. 26 
BLANCK, Juriaan, 19, 26 
BLUE DOVE TAVERN, The, 

95 
BOECKHOUT, Jan, 185 



199 



200 



Index. 



BOGARDT, Willem, 34 

BOON, Frangois, 194-5 

BOOT, Nicolas, 11, 28 

BORDINGH, Klaes, 36 
Willem, 108 

BOSCH, Hendrick, 28, 71 
Jan Jansen, 31 

BOSTON, II 

BOUT, Jan Eversen, 45, 164 

BRATT, Albert, 96 

BREAD, Examination of, 113-4; 
overseers of the, 113, price 
of, 115, 119 

BRESAR, Herry, 88 

BRESTEE, Jan Jansen, 4 

BREUKELEN (Brooklyn), Vil- 
lage of, 69; court of, 151 

BRYEL, Touseun, 10, 182 

BURGERRIGHT, \7(>--JT, ques- 
tion concerning, 158 

CAPTEIN, Jan, 67 
CARELSEN, Joost, 7 
CARMEL, Abraham, 123; see 

Cermel, Kermel 
CARPENTER, John Capel, 158, 

165 
CARPYN, Abraham Pietersen, 

no 
CARSTENSEN, Carsten, 167; 

see Karstensen 
CERMEL (Kermel), Abraham, 

89 
CHIMNEY tax, 93, 102, 147. 161 
CHURCH accounts, 135 

Masters, "]"] et seq., 81 
CITY Accounts, 87 

Defense of, 178 et seq., 187 
192; letter concerning, 185 

Finances, 125, 162, 188 

Hall, I, 2, 118, 151, 171, 176 

Map of, 124, 129, 130 



CITY Taxes, 151 

Trainbands, 178, 179 
CLASEN, Frans, 84 

Sybout, I, 2, 6, 8, 82 
CODNER, Richard, 31 
COELE, Cornelis Janzen, 132 
COITURE, Jacob, 48 
COLLET, Willem Pietersen, 36 
CONINGH, Albert, 9, 80, 172, 

174 
COOL, Barent Jacobzen, 109, 182 
COOLHAAS, Albert, 152 
COOPAL, Jan; see Arcer 
CORNELISSEN, Jan, from Rot- 
terdam, 25, 26 
Jan, from Vlensburgh, yy, 96 
CORTELJOU, Jacques, the Sur- 
veyor, 7, 8, 124, 130, 172 
COURT Proceedings, Rules for, 

104 
COUSSEAU, Jacques, 4, 49, 183 
COUTERIER, Coutrie, Hen- 
drick, 56, 140, 176 
CRAY, Teunis, 126, 130, 182 
CREGIER, Martin, 75, 79, 80, 84, 
89, 90, 168, 169 

CRUITDORP, , 168 

CURTIUS, Alexander Carolus, 
schoolmaster, y6, 180 

DAMEN. Jan, 2 

DE CAPER, Augustyn, a free 

negro, 46 
DE DECKER, Aler, 31 

Joannes, 79, 130, 168, 194-5 
DE FOREEST, Isaac, 84 
DE HAAN, Claas, 126 
DE HAART, Balthasar, 91, 129 

David, 53, 126, 129 
DE HULTER, Johan, 40 

Johanna, 40 

Johannes, son, 40 



Index. 



20I 



DE HULTER, Paul, 40 

Samuel, 40 
DE JONGH, Jan Jansen, 79, 83, 

103 
DE LA CROIX, Adriaene, aunt 

of Jer. Ebbinck, 2>^ 
DE LAET, Johanna, 40; see de 

Hulter 
DE LA GRANGE, Joost, 57, 60 
DE LA NOY, Abraham, 86 
DELAWARE River, 173; see 

South River 
DE MEYER, Nicholas, 2 
DE MILT, Antony, 2, 184 
DE PAYEAN, Jacques, 16 
DE PEYSTER, Johannes', 6, 9, 

10, ZZ, 36, 78, 83, 86, 169 
DE PIER, Sara, 68 
DE ROY, Lodowyck, 126 
DE RUYTER, Klaes, 55 

Jan, 95 
DE RYCKE, Jan CorneHssen, 

38 
DE SILLE, Nicasius, 78, 80, 83, 

91, 103, 193, 195 
DE VOS, GuilHam, 122 

Mattheus, 104, 105, 121, 143, 

155, 165, 184 
DE VRIES, Tytus Cyre, 133 
DE WITT, Jan, 71 

Joannes, 127, 134, 139, 144, 

155, 156 
D'HINOYOSSA, Alexander, 17 
D'HONNEUR, Guilliam, 36 
DIEDRICK, Hans, 51, 52 
DIRCKS, Annetie, 28, 29, 107, 139 
DOECKLES, Willem, 179 
DREPER, Hans, 145, 167 
DRISIUS, Domine Samuel, 2, 

141, 146 
DU PUIS, Nicolaas, 183 
DUYCKINGH, Evert, 83, 161 



EBBINCK, Jeronimus, 27, 31, 40, 

61, 102, 142, 182 
EBBINCK, Maria, 40 
EBEL, Pieter, 118 
EDSAL, Samuel, 38 
EGHBERSEN, Hendrick, 135 
ELSER, Wouter, 184 
ELSWAART, Stoffel, 89 
ESOPUS, The, 62, 178 6.5 

FEES, for slaughtering, 6, 162, 

i6s 
FIRE rules, 132 
FIREWARDENS, 83; order to 

the, 129, 175; instructions 

for the, 136 
FLUSHING, L. I., 18 
FLIPSEN, Frerick, 175 
PLODDER, Jacob Jansen, 172 
FORT ORANGE, 35, 71, 92, 102, 

156, I75» 178; export of 

grain to, 135; letter to 

magistrates of, 149 
FRERICKSEN, Michgiel, 65 
FRESH WATER, The, 70 

GABRY, Timotheus, i, 2, 101, 107 
GAY, Frangois, 16 
GEMOENEPA, 51 
GENEVE, Steven, 104 
GERLOFSEN, Cornelis, 174 
GERRETSEN, Gerret, 18 
GERRITS, Otto (son of Gerrit 

Hendricksen of Harder- 

wyck), 174 
GODERIS, Goderus, Joost, 93, 

99, 109, 163, 164, 167, 182 
GOUVERNEUR, Jan Jillisen, 

68 
GOUWANES, Z2, 
GREEN, Nathaniel, of Boston, 

15 



202 



Index. 



GREVENRAAT, Isaack, i, 2, 41, 

44 
GREVERAAT, Lsybet, 141, 146 

Metje, 85, 165 
GYSBERZEN, Frerick, 120, 142 



HAGENAAR, Jan Jansen, 85 
HAMEL, Gerardt, 31 
HANEL, Jurien, 51, 52 
HANS, Madaleen, 145 
HARBOURMASTER, 182; ap- 
pointed, 197 
HARDENBROECK, Abel, 159 
HARTOCH, Henoch, Har- 
manus, 24, 27 

Hertoch, Willem of Amster- 
dam. Holland, 24, 27 
HEEGEMAN, Adriaen, Schout 

of Amesfort, etc., 69 
HENDRICK, Maritie, 46 
HENDRICKSEN, Cornelis, 

drummer, iii 

Gerrit, 151 

Huybert, 6 

Jan, Selyns, 68 

Lambert, 85, 128, 129 

Roeloff, 88 

Ryck, 163 
HERMANS, Aeltie, 72 

Augustinus, 56 
HERMANSEN, Douwe, 70 
HOOGHTEILINCK, Jan Wil- 

lemsen, 62 
HOOGHLANDT, Cristofifel, 15, 

113. 184 
HUGES. Jacob, Master, 104, 153 
HUGUES, J., 56 
HUYBERSEN, Dirck, 154 et seq. 
HUYBERTSEN, Arien, 9 
HUYGEN, Hendrick, 57, 60 
HUYS, Jacob Jansen, 36, 47, 166 



INDIAN tradinghouses, 112 

JACOBSEN, Barent, 91 
JACOBZEN, Crein, 182 
JACOBSEN, Grey, 91 

Guy, a Frenchman, 47 

Pieter, 36 

Rut, 178 
JANS, Geertje, widow of Reyer 
Stoffelsen, 7, 8 

Elsie, 197 

Maritie, 25, 41 

Pietertie, 55^ 140 
JANSEN, Dirck, from Olden- 
burgh, 16, 30 

Frans, 123, 124, 182 

Gerrit, 185 

Jacob, 50 

Jan, from Rotterdam, 88 

Jeremias, 89, 95 

Pieter, 29, 54, 77, 124 

Rem, I 

Sibrant, 25, 44, 55 

Tomas, 26 

Tys, 133 
JANZEN Franz, of Amsterdam, 
179 

Roeloff, from Meppelen, 171 

Abraham, 107. 133, 169 Cor- 
nelis, from Hoorn, 166 
JELIZEN, Jan, 89 
JERONIMUS, Frederick, 72 
JEVEREN, 3 
JOCHIMSEN, David, 36 
JOGHIMZEN, Andrees, 86 
JOGHIMSEN, Hendrick, 197 
JONCKER, Adriaen Cornelissen, 
26 

Marietie Jans, from Rotter- 
dam, 33, 34, 36 

see Cornelissen 
JOOSTEN, Jan, 10 



Index. 



203 



JORIS, Hillegond, 163, I74 
JORIZEN, Burger, 161 
JURIAENS, Elysabet, 41 
Metje, 151 

KAPSKEN ROCKS, 187 
KARELZEN, Hans, i53 
KARSTENSEN, Klaes, the Nor- 
man, 29, 30; see Carstensen 
KAY, Jacob, Teunissen, 36, 37, 54 
KEEREN, Jacob, 185 
KEISER, Dirck, 160, I77 
KERMEL, Abrahahm, 9, I7i ^^ 
seq., 179; see Carmel, Cer- 
mel 
KETELTAS, Arent Evers, 4 
KIMBERLEY, Abraham, m 
KIP, Hendrick, 42 

Hendrick, senior, 79 
Hendrick, Junior, 173 
Jacob, 6, II, 86, 87, 172 
KLAES, Aeltie, 65 
KLAESSEN, Tryntie, 19 
KOCK, Pieter, 107, I39 

Willem, 65, 71 
KOECK, Jan Gillisen, 76; made 
sexton, IT, also Kock 
Jan JeUssen, 82, 94, 96, lOi, 
102, 107, 109, III, 116, 126, 
150, 161, 169 
KOOK, Pieter, 29. 30 
KOOPAL, Jan, dT, also Coopal 

LA GRAIGNE, , 142 

LAMBERTSEN, Tomas, 19, 24, 
27, 44. 55, 127, 133 
Deliverance, of New Haven, 

30 
LA NOY, Marycke, 146 
LANTSMAN, Arent Jurriaensen, 

92 



LAURENSEN, Jan, 36 

Willem, Schout of Flushing, 

18 
LAUWERENSEN, Pieter, 6, 141 
LAUWERENZEN, Arent, 5 
LE BRETHON, Artuy, 47, 48 
LEEDERZEN, Albert, in, 123, 

124 
LEISLER, Jacob, 47 et seq. 
LEVY, Asser, 165 
LITSO, Daniel, 86, 172 
LOOCKERMANS, Covert, 122, 
131, 134, 139, 152, 156, 182, 
193, 195, 197 
Pieter, 102 
LUBBERZEN, Abraham, 185 
LUCASSEN, Pieter, 11 
LUCENA, Abraham, 165 
LUYCASSEN, Roelof, 72 • 

MAAN, Bartholdus, 128, 167 
MACHOR, David, a Jew, 18 
MACNY, Jonas, 53 
MAJOR, Tomas, 4 
MARESCHAL, Aaltje, 82 

Claes, 118 
MARCITS, Catharine, 69 

Joseph, 65 
MARIUS, Pieter Jacobsen, 23, 

26 
MARTENS, Meseck, I53 

Tryntie, 66, 67 
MASON, Nathaniel, of Norwich, 

Conn., 35 
MAYER, Jan Dircksen, 127 
MEASURER of vegetables, 182 
MEASURES and weights, 117 
MEYNDERSEN, Egbert, 42, 81, 

165, 184 
Jan. 3 
MELEYN. Cornells, 6 
MESPATHES KIL, L. L, 53 



204 



Index. 



ME VRINDT, Jacob, 173 

MEYER, Nicolas, 146 

MILITARY, 107; see City Train- 
bands 

MILS, Jeems, 15 

MOBSMAN, Arent Jansen, 3, 155 

MOLENAAR, Abraham Pieter- 
sen, 4, 34, 82 
Arent Evers, 4 

MULLER, Matthys, TJ 

MUYDEN, Michael, 120, 155 

NAGEL, Jan, a soldier, 69 
NEVIUS, Joannes, 5; sec'y, 75, 

94, 143 
NEW AMSTEL (New Castle, 

Delaware), 4 

NEW HAVEN. Conn., 30 

NEW UTRECHT, I. L, 53, 69 

NORWICH, Conn., 35 

OBE, Hendrick Hendricksen, 

104, 105, 107 
GLEN, Hendrick, 36 
ONCKELBAGH, Adam, 5 
OTTE, Aris, 85 
OWEN, Jan, 46 

PASTOOR, Frans Barensen, 164, 

165, 166 
PIA, Pieter, 156 
PIETERSEN, Abraham, 112 

Adolf, 55, 133, 172, 174 

Adrien, from Alckmaar, 197 

Christian, 51, 52 

Evert, 4 

Evert, schoolmaster, 97, 115 

Jillis, ^\, 84 

Paulus, 66 

Willem, 150 
PIETERZEN, Albert, 88 
PLUYVIER, Cornelis, 3 



POLETT, Maria, 86 

POS, LODOWYCK, 55, 76, 87, 

93, 107, 108, no, 120, 122, 

123, 153, 164, 167, 171, 174, 

179 
POTIFAR (Petifer), Henry, an 

Englishman, 50 
PRINTS, Armgart, 57, 59 

Johan, Governor, 59 
PRYN, Jacques, 96, in, 123 

RAPALYE, Joris, 97 

RATTLE WATCH, The, ^^, 82, 
85, 87-89, 96, 109, no, in, 
123, 161, 164, 167, 171, 174, 

179, tax for, 127 
REYERSEN, Gerrit, 177 

Pieter, 97. 108, 147 
RODENBURGH, Elizabeth, 24 

Lucas, 24 

Lucretia, 24 
ROELANZEN, Robbert, 107 
ROELOFFS, Catharina, wife o£ 

Joh. van Brugh, 24 
ROELOFS, Maritie, 82 
ROELOFSEN, Jan, 72 

Willem, ^2 p 

ROOME, Jansen, 29 tA/^ ^/»w^><--'V~ ' 

RUYTER, Claas Jansen, 140 
RYCKEN, Rainier, 59, 118 

SAM, Jacob, 34 

Jacob Jansen. 90 
SCHAAFF, Philipp Jacobsen, 138 
SCHAAFBANCK, Pieter, 87, 

109 
SCHILDER. Jan Dircksen, 164 
SCHOOL. Latin. 180-1 
SCHOOLHOUSE, Location of, 

97 
SCHOOLMASTERS, 4, 76, 97, 

180, instructions for the, iiS 



Index. 



205 



SCHRICK, Paulus, 102 
SCHRYVER, Jan, 156 
SCHUT, Corn., 184 
SCOTCHMEN, illicit traders, 75 
SERVAAS, Leentje Dirck, 151 
SIELEM, DIRCK, 29 
SIMONSEN, Ariaen, 27 

Barent, 21 
SINKAMP, Pieter, 177 
SLAUGHTERING cattle. Fees 

for, 119, 122 
SLECHT, Cornelis Barentsen, 

SLINGERLANDT, Tennis, 35 
SLINGERLANT, Teunis Cor- 

nelissen, 22 
SMITT, Hendrick Jansen, 42 

Rem Jansen, 85 
SOUTH RIVER (Delaware), 56 

et seq. 
SPAANJAART, Hendrick Aren- 

zen, 17s; see Aarzen 
SPIERINGH, Andries, 36 

Andries Jeremiassen, 25, 28, 

30, 51, 145 
SPROUGH, Jan, 149 
STAATS, Abraham, 91 
STAMFORT, Conn., 18, 35 
STEELMAN, Jan Hendricksen, 

56, 66, 141, 144 
STEENHALER, Pieter Janzen, 

123 
STEENHUYSEN, Engelbert, 10 
STEENWYCK, Cornelis, i, 2, 8, 

79-80, 83, 89, 170, 196 
STEGER, Hans. 105 
STEREVELT,Adriaen Huybert- 

sen, 9 
STOFFELSEN, Jacob, 34 

Reyer, 7 
STOUTENBURGH, Pieter, 4, 6, 

7 



STREETS: 

Beaver, 3, 10, 34 

Bridge, 42 

Broad, 2, 6, 176; repair of,^ 

140, 142 
Broadway, 2, 3, 4, 77 
Maiden Lane, 77, 89 
Marketfield Alley, 129 
Pearl, 6, 7, 8, 71, 77, 164, 171 
South William, 9, 10 
Stone, I, 8, 9, 172, 174 
Wall, 8, 77 
Whitehall, 3 
William, 5 
STREETS, Improvement of, 172; 

inspection of, 106 
STRYCKER, Jacob, 86, 196 
STUYVESANT, Petrus, 2, 32, 44, 
46; portrait of, and sons, 
177 
Director General and Coun- 
cil, Letter to, on the politi- 
cal situation, 186 
SWART, Jacob, 183 
SWARTWOUT, Tomas, 88 
SWERSON, Jacob, 57, 60 



TADENS, Michael, 45 
TAMBOER, Cornelis, 173 
TEN EYCK, Coenraat, 10, 82, 

173 
TENNEKUNCK, on South 

River, 60 
TEUNISSEN, Jacob, 9, 10, 11 

Klaes, 43 
TIMMERMAN, Tys Janzen, 127 
TOBIAS, Hilletje, 145 
TOMAS, Maritie, 33, 67 
TONNEMAN, Pieter, 94, 106,. 

107, 112, 129, 184 
TYSEN, Lubbert, 30 



206 



Index. 



VAN AELST, Anthony, 24, 27 
VAN AUWERYCK, Jurriaen 

Janzen, 81 
VAN BAAL, Jan Hendricksen, 

177 
VAN BOMMEL, Hendrick, 96, 

III, 134 
Jan Hendricksen, 55 
VAN BORSUM, Egbert, ^\, 86 
VAN BRESTEE, Jan Jansen, 79. 

197 
VAN BRUGGHE, Gilles, 32 
VAN BRUGH, Carel, 144, 151 
Johannes, 8, 9, 24, 32, 107, 169, 
170, 182 
VAN BUYTENHUYSEN, An- 
dries, 127, 137, I54, 156, I57, 
158, 160, 164 
Jan Gerritsen, 44, 45, 88, 127, 
137, 154. 156-8, 164 
VAN CAMPEN, Lambert Hen- 
dricksen, 145 
Tryntje, 132, 175 
VAN CORLAAR, Arent, 175 
VAN CORTLANT, Oloff Steven- 
sen, 5, 6, 8, 75, 82-3, 85, 
168 
VAN COUWENHOVEN,Jacob, 

175 
Jan Gerrizen, 112 

Joannes, 112 

Pieter Wolfertsen, 2, 84, 86, 

102, 122, 131, 169 
VAN DER BEECK, Paulus, 12>, 

105, 122, 156, 168 
VAN DE GRIFT, P. L., i, 2, 75, 

78. 83, 168-9. 177 
VAN DER KUYL, Cornells 

Barenzen, 172 173 
VAN DE LANGESTRAAT, 

Pieter Jansen 159, 166, 170, 

194 



VAN DER MEULEN, Joannes, 

127, 134, 139, 144 
VAN DE SPIGHEL, Lau- 

werens, 15, 6"] 
VAN DER STIGHELEN, Sicx, 

127, 134, 139-41, 144, 147, 

149, 155, 159, 166 
VAN DER VEEN, Walewyn, 

notary pubUc, 15; sails to 

Europe, 183 
VAN DER VEER, Cornelis 

Albertsen, 48 
VAN DER VIN, Hendrick Jan- 
sen, 5, 6, 79, 92, 130, 134, 

135 
VAN DER WAL, Hendrick, 36 
VAN DE WATER, Jacobus, 15, 
. 16, .18, 23, 25, 26, 129 
Pieter, 19 
VAN DER ZEE, see Albersen 
VAN DOESBURGH, Hendrick, 

10, III, 123 
VAN DONCK, Daniel, 15, 59 
VAN ELSLANDT, Claas, 3, 26 
Claas, senior, 75, 80, 89, 151 
Claas, junior, "]•], 92, 94 
VAN FES, Anthony Jansen, 42 

(commonly called Van 

Salee) 
VAN GELSAM, Jan Hays, 65 
VAN GENT, Jan Ariansen, 53 
VAN GUN ST, Jan Hendricksen, 

152 
VAN HARDERWYCK, Gerrit 

Hendricksen, 156, 157, 162, 

174 
VAN HOBOCKEN, Harmen, 44 

VAN LAAR, Arien, 152 

VAN LANGENDYCK, Klaes 

Jansen, 70 
VAN LANGEVELDE, Aeltje, 

2,1 



Index. 



207 



VAN LANGEVELDE, Cornelis, 
16, 17, 25, 27, 33, 34; son, 

Jan, 33, 36 
VAN LEEUWEN, Jacob, 28 
VAN NAARDEN, Teunis To- 

massen, 131 
VAN NIEUWLANDT, Boude- 

wyn, 121, 143, 148 
VAN RUYVEN, Cornelis, sec- 
retary, 28, JT, 92, 139, 171 

VAN RUYS, , 175 

VAN SALEE, Anthony Jansen; 

see van Fes 
VAN SCHEL, Bartholomeus, 29 
VAN SCHORREL, Jan Janzen, 

153 
VAN TIENHOVEN, Raghel, 6, 

161 
VAN VLEECK, Tielman, Schout 

of Bergen, 9, 69 
VAN VISSELT, Jacob, 31 
VEDDER, HERMEN, 120, 126 
VELTHUYSEN, Nicolaas, 143. 

155 
VERBRAACK, Claes Janzen, 

175 
VERDON, Jacob, 2>z 

Tomas, 5 

Tomas Jacobsen, Z2> 
VERMEULEN, Cornelis, 108 
VERPLANCK, Abigail, 174 

Geleyn 105, 107, 160 
VERVELEN, Daniel, 10, 31 
VERVEELEN, Joannes, 173 
VIGNE, Jan, 134 
VINCENT, Adriaen, 148 
VINGE, Jan, 6 



VIS, Jacob, 104, 179 
VISSER, Arien Franzen, 148 
Claes Gangelofsen, 54, 79, 80, 
83, 155-6 

WALDRON, Resolvert, 43, 88, 

173 
WALLES, Anna, (>7 

Jan, 67 
WANDEL, Tomas, 9, 10, 155-6 
WEBBER, Aernout, 67 

Hester, 67 

Sara, 67 

Wolfert, 67 
WEERHEM, Ambrosius, 85 

WEIGHHOUSE, Instructions 
for the porters of the, 98; 
wages of porters of the, 103 
WESSELS, David, 128-9, 132 
Metje, 121, 138, 146, 150, 158 
Wernaer, 79, 95, 139, 156, 167 
WESSELSEN, Jochim, 26 

Wessel, 148 
WHARF dues, 90, 118, 120 
WILDWYCK, Village of, 62, 65 
WILLEMSEN, Cornelis Pieter, 

25 

Hendrick, 26; the baker, 79, 

80, 83, 106, 113 
Reynier, the baker, 114, 126, 

135 
WINDORP, Jan Hermzen, 175, 

177 
WINGERS, Geertruyd, 105, 107 
WISSELPENNICK, Reynier, 

121, 133 
WITHART, Joannes, 10 
WOLSY, Joris, 151 



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